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Meaning of "sporophyte" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPOROPHYTE

sporophyte  [ˈspɔːrəʊˌfaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPOROPHYTE

noun
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verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sporophyte is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPOROPHYTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sporophyte

Sporophyte

A sporophyte is the diploid multicellular stage in the life cycle of a plant or alga. It develops from the zygote produced when a haploid egg cell is fertilized by a haploid sperm and each sporophyte cell therefore has a double set of chromosomes, one set from each parent. All land plants, and most multicellular algae, have life cycles in which a multicellular diploid sporophyte phase alternates with a multicellular haploid gametophyte phase. In the seed plants, the Gymnosperms and flowering plants, the sporophyte phase is more prominent than the gametophyte, and is the familiar green plant with its roots, stem, leaves and cones or flowers. In flowering plants the gametophytes are very reduced in size, and are represented by the pollen and the embryo sac. The sporophyte produces spores by meiosis, a process also known as "reduction division" that reduces the number of chromosomes in each spore mother cell by half. The resulting meiospores develop into a gametophyte. Both the spores and the resulting gametophyte are haploid, meaning they only have one set of chromosomes. The mature gametophyte produces male or female gametes by mitosis.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPOROPHYTE


dermatophyte
ˈdɜːmətəʊˌfaɪt
embryophyte
ˈɛmbrɪəʊˌfaɪt
endophyte
ˈɛndəʊˌfaɪt
entophyte
ˈɛntəʊˌfaɪt
gametophyte
ɡəˈmiːtəʊˌfaɪt
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
tracheophyte
ˈtreɪkɪəʊˌfaɪt
zygophyte
ˈzaɪɡəʊˌfaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPOROPHYTE

sporogenous
sporogeny
sporogonia
sporogonial
sporogonic
sporogonium
sporogony
sporophore
sporophoric
sporophorous
sporophyl
sporophyll
sporophytic
sporopollenin
sporotrichoses
sporotrichosis
sporozoal
sporozoan
sporozoic
sporozoite

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPOROPHYTE

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 sporophyte in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sporophyte» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPOROPHYTE

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Translator English - Chinese

孢子体
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esporofito
570 millions of speakers

English

sporophyte
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

sporophyte
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النبات البوغي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спорофит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

esporófito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

sporophyte
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sporophyte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sporophyte
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sporophyt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

胞子体
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

포자체
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sporofit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bào tử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பூசண வித்துப்பையுடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पोरिफाइट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sporofit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sporofito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sporofit
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спорофит
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sporofitul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

sporophyte
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sporofiet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sporophyte
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sporofyttskuddet
5 millions of speakers

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPOROPHYTE»

Discover the use of sporophyte in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sporophyte and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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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
2
University Botany I : (Algae, Fungi, Bryophyta And Pteridophyta)
There is no internal differentiation of tissues but externally the external form is metamorphosed into leafy shoot as in Jungermanniales. The highest form of body can be found in Polytrichum, Funaria etc. 5.3 EVOLUTION OF SPOROPHYTE The ...
S.M. Reddy, 2001
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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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The Encyclopedia of Seeds: Science, Technology and Uses
One generation, the sporophyte, is diploid and produces haploid spores by meiosis. The spores germinate to give a haploid gametophyte which bears the gametes. After fertilization of the female gamete by the male, a new sporophyte — the ...
J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, Peter Halmer, 2006
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AP Biology, 2nd Ed. (Book Only)
This means that the organism is monoploid (n) for most of its life cycle and the sporophyte (In) depends on the gametophyte. A monoploid spore settles on the moist ground, germinates, and develops by mitosis into a threadlike, monoploid ...
Deborah T. Goldberg, M.S.
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Paleobotany and the Evolution of Plants
A. Diplohaplontic life cycle of a hypothetical alga with isomorphic sporophyte and gametophyte phases. B. Haplontic life cycle of a hypothetical alga. C. Diplohaplontic life cycle of a hypothetical bryophyte with alternation of heteromorphic ...
Wilson Nichols Stewart, 1993
7
Handbook of Plant Science
Sheila McCormick, Plant Gene Expression Center, University of California Berkeley, California, USA Gametogenesis, the process of gamete formation, initiates after specialized cells in the sporophyte undergo meiosis; subsequent mitotic ...
8
Biology: A Functional Approach. Students' Manual
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M. B. V. Roberts, T. J. King, 1987
9
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
10
Advanced Biology
Michael Roberts, Michael Jonathan Reiss, Grace Monger. Figure 27.1 2 Left Moss showing diploid sporophytes growing out of the leafy gametophytes. Right Fern showing a haploid gametophyte from which a young diploid sporophyte is ...
Michael Roberts, Michael Jonathan Reiss, Grace Monger, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPOROPHYTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sporophyte is used in the context of the following news items.
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Factoring heredity
The sporophyte, in turn, develops specialised structures in which meiosis takes place. Thus, a diploid plant body intervenes between fertilisation and meiosis, ... «The Statesman, Jun 15»
2
Richness of Malta's simple plants
The wall-screw moss (Tortula muralis) is characterised by very long hairy white structures known as excurrent nerves. The long seta and capsule (sporophyte) ... «Times of Malta, Jun 15»
3
Something Wild: Ferntastic
Despite containing many eggs, each gamete only produces one sporophyte – as soon as one egg is fertilized, the others are sealed off from approaching ... «New Hampshire Public Radio, May 15»
4
Ancient ferns offer elegant texture, color
If the plantlet inhabits a spot where there is enough moisture for the sperm to swim to the egg, a small plant called a sporophyte forms, bearing little resemblance ... «Columbia Daily Tribune, May 15»
5
There is more to ferns than interesting fronds
We typically see the sporophyte stage which is the fern frond. Rarely seen is the gametophyte stage because it is so small--less than 1/2 inch long. If the spore ... «Bonners Ferry Herald, May 15»
6
Botanists look to fern for clues to Southeast's past
So again, ferns exist in two forms: gametophytes, where all the fern sex is happening, and sporophytes, which look like ferns, produce spores, and spread ... «KCAW, Apr 15»
7
Jerald Pinson wins UF's second annual Three Minute Thesis …
Pinson's own research into ferns – titled “What confers the ability to forego the production of a sporophyte in ferns? A comparative transcriptomic approach. «University of Florida, Apr 15»
8
Seaweed problem could provide biofuel solution
One example is in the “sporophyte factory farms” on land where, to begin with, the algae are sown onto ropes. When miniature plants (sporophytes) have been ... «environmentalresearchweb, Oct 14»
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Food, fuel and more will be produced in sea farms of future
One example is in the so-called sporophyte factory farms on land, where to begin with the algae are sown on the ropes. When miniature plants (sporophytes) ... «Phys.Org, Oct 14»
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On the Trails: Mosses
When a sperm has fertilized an egg, a shoot called a sporophyte grows from the embryo. At the top of the sporophyte is a capsule that contains spores, which will ... «Juneau Empire, Jan 14»

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