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Meaning of "gametophyte" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GAMETOPHYTE

gametophyte  [ɡəˈmiːtəʊˌfaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GAMETOPHYTE

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Gametophyte is a noun.
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WHAT DOES GAMETOPHYTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gametophyte

Gametophyte

A gametophyte is the haploid multicellular stage in the alternation of generations during the life cycle of land plants and algae. It is produced from mitotic cell division of spores, which are produced by meiosis in sporophytes. Gametophytes produce haploid male or female gametes, by mitosis. The female and male gametes are also called, respectively, egg cells and sperm cells. The fusion of male and female gametes produces a diploid zygote, which develops by repeated mitotic cell divisions into a multicellular sporophyte. Because sporophytes are the product of the fusion of two haploid gametes, these sporophyte cells are normally diploid, containing two sets of chromosomes. The mature sporophyte produces spores by a process called meiosis, in which the chromosome pairs are separated once again to form single sets. The spores are therefore once again haploid and develop into haploid gametophytes. In bryophytes, the gametophyte is the dominant form and thus the most familiar phase of the life cycle. The sporophytes are attached to and dependent on the long-lived gametophytes. Moss gametophytes originate from the germination of a spore.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GAMETOPHYTE


dermatophyte
ˈdɜːmətəʊˌfaɪt
embryophyte
ˈɛmbrɪəʊˌfaɪt
endophyte
ˈɛndəʊˌfaɪt
entophyte
ˈɛntəʊˌfaɪt
geophyte
ˈdʒiːəʊˌfaɪt
glycophyte
ˈɡlaɪkəʊˌfaɪt
halophyte
ˈhæləʊˌfaɪt
heliophyte
ˈhiːlɪəʊˌfaɪt
hydrophyte
ˈhaɪdrəʊˌfaɪt
macrophyte
ˈmækrəʊˌfaɪt
mesophyte
ˈmɛsəʊˌfaɪt
microphyte
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfaɪt
neophyte
ˈniːəʊˌfaɪt
pteridophyte
ˈtɛrɪdəʊˌfaɪt
saprophyte
ˈsæprəʊˌfaɪt
spermatophyte
ˈspɜːmətəʊˌfaɪt
spermophyte
ˈspɜːməʊˌfaɪt
sporophyte
ˈspɔːrəʊˌfaɪt
tracheophyte
ˈtreɪkɪəʊˌfaɪt
zygophyte
ˈzaɪɡəʊˌfaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GAMETOPHYTE

gamesomeness
gamester
gamesy
gametal
gametangia
gametangial
gametangium
gamete
gamete intrafallopian transfer
gametic
gametically
gametocyte
gametogenesis
gametogenic
gametogenous
gametogeny
gametophore
gametophoric
gametophytic
gamey

WORDS THAT END LIKE GAMETOPHYTE

aerophyte
autophyte
bryophyte
chrysophyte
cryptophyte
cyanophyte
cycadophyte
epiphyte
holophyte
hylophyte
hyte
lithophyte
megagametophyte
oophyte
osteophyte
phreatophyte
schizophyte
sciophyte
thallophyte
xerophyte
zoophyte

Synonyms and antonyms of gametophyte in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «gametophyte» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

配子体
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gametofito
570 millions of speakers

English

gametophyte
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

gametophyte
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأمشاج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гаметофит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gametófito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

gametophyte
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gamétophyte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gametophyte
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gametophyten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

配偶体
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

배우체
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gametofit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giao tử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

gametophyte
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गॅमेटिफाइट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gametofit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gametofito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Gametofit
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гаметофіт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gametofitic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γαμετόφυτο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gametofiet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gametofyt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gametofytt
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GAMETOPHYTE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GAMETOPHYTE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gametophyte

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GAMETOPHYTE»

Discover the use of gametophyte in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gametophyte and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Biology Coloring Workbook
These spores germinate to form the next generation, called the gameto- phyte generation, and cells in the gametophyte generation are also haploid. Male and female gametes (sex cells) are formed at the end of this generation, and when male ...
I. Edward Alcamo, 1998
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Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life
Haploid spores Germination Haploid gametophyte plants Diploid sporophyte plant d e v e lo p m e n t M e io s is G e r m i n a t io n a n d Haploidgametes Fusion Diploid zygote Figure 4.17 The life cycle of the green alga,Ulva, alternating ...
John Morrissey, James Sumich, 2011
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Investigations Into Gametophyte Morphology and Population ...
Their substrate is a dark substrate that does not allow light to enter the gametophyte from the bottom (substrate) side of the gametophyte. Humidity can vary widely between the substrate side of the gametophyte (higher humidity) and the air ...
Chanda Lee Skelton, 2007
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Flowering Plants
Gametogenesis occurs in them at such an early stage of an extremely abbreviated ontogeny of the gametophyte that gametangia cannot even be formed, and the gametes are formed without them. Moreover, the development of the gametes ...
Armen Takhtajan, 2009
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Evolution
Zygote (2n) Sporangia (2n) Alternation of gametophyte and sporophyte gener tions in the plant life cycle (see also Fig. 13-4). In some plants, the gametophyte is unisexual, either male or female. In others, the gametophyte is bisexual or ...
Monroe W. Strickberger, 2005
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Competition Science Vision
Development of both the types of sporangia is of eusporangiate type. Gametophyte Microspore and male gametophytes : (1) Microspore — The microspore is the first cell of the gametophytic generation. It is a small, spherical or oval structure, ...
7
Plant Reproductive Ecology : Patterns and Strategies: ...
Typical alternation of gametophyte and sporophyte, and the atypical processes of apo- gamy and apospory, are well understood from a morphologic and morphogenetic perspective.70 A traditional understanding of alternation places ...
Jon and Lesley Lovett-Doust Professor of Biology the University of Windsor, 1988
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Handbook of Plant Science
The male gametophyte in angiosperms is the pollen grain. Male gametophyte development starts with the anther, when sporogenous initial cells divide to give rise to a tapetal initial cell and a microspore mother cell. Each tapetal initial cell will ...
9
Bryophyte Biology
Systematic studies on the conducting tissue of the gametophyte in Musci. (3) On the affinity regarding the inner structure of the stem in some species of Thuidiaceae. Science Reports of Kanazawa University, 16, 21-60. (1971c). Systematic ...
Arthur Jonathan Shaw, Bernard Goffinet, 2000
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Paleobotany and the Evolution of Plants
This hypothesis assumes that the free-living branching sporophyte of the Horneophyton type became semiparasitic on its gametophyte. We do not know what that gametophyte looked like, but it has been suggested that Sporagonites and ...
Wilson Nichols Stewart, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GAMETOPHYTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gametophyte is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hybrid vigour: Infertility rescue
BECLIN1 is under the control of a promoter specific for the tapetum — a layer of cells which supports the developing male gametophyte. «Nature.com, Jul 15»
2
Factoring heredity
This structure, the gametophyte, produces gametes by mitosis and the zygote resulting from their union undergoes reduction division without ... «The Statesman, Jun 15»
3
No Great Need to Worry about Earth's Kelp in a Warming World
Collectively, therefore, they say their findings suggest "the scope for thermal adaptation and gametophyte performance of E. radiata across ... «CO2 Science Magazine, Jun 15»
4
Something Wild: Ferntastic
Landing on moist soil, a spore takes root and develops into a gametophyte, or gamete. It is this small (2-10 millimeters) membranous structure ... «New Hampshire Public Radio, May 15»
5
Ancient ferns offer elegant texture, color
... spores must land in a moist environment where they can grow into a vaguely heart-shaped plantlet known as a prothallus or gametophyte. «Columbia Daily Tribune, May 15»
6
There is more to ferns than interesting fronds
Rarely seen is the gametophyte stage because it is so small--less than 1/2 inch long. If the spore lands in a suitable location, it starts to grow by ... «Bonners Ferry Herald, May 15»
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Botanists look to fern for clues to Southeast's past
“They have sex organs on the bottom of the gametophyte — the little heart-shaped thing — and if you splash water on them the little sperm are ... «KCAW, Apr 15»
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Junk DNA: How much of our genetic material pulls its weight?
Then another commenter replied that this so-called “simple” fern, in fact, has a “special type of nutrition of the gametophyte that appears to be ... «Macleans.ca, Apr 15»
9
Staghorn and other ferns for the Hawaii garden
When the fern spore germinates, it first develops a flat, shieldlike structure called a gametophyte, or thalli. The fern we recognize develops from ... «West Hawaii Today, Mar 15»
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SEPPIC launches an antioxidant derived from macroalgal cell culture
... extracted from seaweeds and marine plants, to cultivate macro-algal cells in the laboratory, Ephemer is a gametophyte extract from Undaria ... «Premium beauty, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gametophyte [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gametophyte>. Jul 2019 ».
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