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spo·ro·phyte

 (spôr′ə-fīt′)
n.
The diploid spore-producing phase in the life cycle of a plant that exhibits alternation of generations. It is the dominant stage in vascular plants.

spo′ro·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
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sporophyte

(ˈspɔːrəʊˌfaɪt; ˈspɒ-)
n
(Botany) the diploid form of plants that have alternation of generations. It develops from a zygote and produces asexual spores. Compare gametophyte
sporophytic adj
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spo•ro•phyte

(ˈspɔr əˌfaɪt, ˈspoʊr-)

n.
the form of a plant in the alternation of generations that produces asexual spores. Compare gametophyte.
[1885–90]
spo`ro•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
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spo·ro·phyte

(spôr′ə-fīt′)
In plants, fungi, and certain algae, the individual organism or generation of organisms that produces spores. A sporophyte is formed from the union of the nuclei of male and female reproductive cells, and each of its cells has two sets of chromosomes. In nonvascular plants, such as the mosses and liverworts, the sporophyte is a small plant or a part that grows on top of the gametophyte. In vascular plants, such as the ferns, grasses, conifers, and flowering plants, the sporophyte is the main form of the plant. Compare gametophyte.
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Noun1.sporophyte - the spore-producing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generationssporophyte - the spore-producing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
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Mycorrhizal-like interaction between gametophytes and young sporophytes of the fern Dryopteris muenchii (Filicales) and its fungal endophyte.
Mycorrhizal association on gametophytes and sporophytes of the fern Pteris vittata with G.
diphyllum megagametophytes (Mahlberg and Baldwin, 1975), the exclusive use of megaspores prevented the establishment of cultures containing a mixture of sexual and apogamous sporophytes (Wunder et al., 2009).
of sterile and fertile sporophytes in a natural population
Lowercase letters indicate the treatments differentiated by ANOVA followed by Tukey's test; P > 0.05 (n = 3) Treatment RWC (%) Control 89.37 [+ or -] 0.60 (ab) Water deficit 8722 [+ or -] 1.36 (b) ABA 90.50 [+ or -] 0.56 (a) TABLE 2: Rapid light curve (RLC) parameters plotted as ETR (P) versus irradiance (7) in sporophytes of Elaphoglossum luridum under different treatments.
Milton and Duckett (1985) found that sporophytes of E.
pyrifera utilizing the implantation of spores and gametes on artificial substrates, through the manipulation of microscopic gametophytes and sporophytes in controlled hatchery conditions.
Afin d'etayer la presence de vegetation hydrophytique dans les delimitations de zones humides de l'Alaska, aux Etats-Unis, une serie de tests a ete effectuee dans le but d'aboutir a un groupe d'especes [much less than] de test positives [much greater than] a utiliser avec un [much less than] indicateur de sporophyte [much greater than] En 2004, des especes de sporophytes non vasculaires (bryophytes, lichens et champignons) de l'interieur et du centre-sud de I'Alaska, aux environs de Fairbanks et d'Anchorage, ont ete recueillies a une serie de dix parcelles de 50 sur 50 cm le long de deux transects de 30 m dans chacun de six sites montagnards et de cinq sites humides.