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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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References in periodicals archive ?
can occur in the gametophytic phase, sporophytic phase, or even during the interaction between male and female gametes.
Fungal associations in gametophytes and young sporophytic roots of the fern Nephrolepis exaltata.
Sporophytic nondisjunction of the maize B chromosome at high copy numbers.
Small populations with sporophytic incompatibility systems can be expected to experience a reduction in seed production caused not by low or infrequent pollinator visitation depositing few pollen grains but rather by a limited number of compatible mating types within the small population (quality or mate limitation; Aizen and Harder, 2007; Campbell and Husband, 2007) as S allele diversity declines (Les et al., 1991; Byers and Meagher, 1992; Byers, 1995).
To deviate from the gametophytic to the sporophytic pathway, stresses such as low or high temperature, osmotic pressure or starvation stress are needed (Maraschin et al.
Unique expression of a sporophytic character on the gametophytes of notholaenid ferns (Pteridaceae).
In other species, the sporophytic cycle is seasonal although the gametangial cycle is not, e.g.
Staminate plants, with male flowers only, are routinely called males, and pistillate (carpellate) plants, with female flowers only, are called females, and this standard terminology (albeit technically incorrect, since the sporophytic phase of plants is asexual) is followed here.
The primary leaf enters into a natural stage of senescence after the first weeks of the sporophytic phase, and is replaced by secondary bilobed leaves, characteristic of the adult plant.
Total number of chromosomes of AP is 25 and 50 in gametophytic [69] and sporophytic [70] count, respectively.