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  • sporophytic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a sporophyte plant. b) Having the characteristics of a sporophyte. Ant: gametophytic See Also: sporangium, spore, sporogenesis, sporophyte …   Wiktionary

  • sporophytic — spo·ro·phyt·ic …   English syllables

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  • plant development — Introduction       a multiphasic process in which two distinct forms succeed each other in alternating generations. One form, created by the union of sexual cells (gametes (gamete)), contains two sets of similar chromosomes (diploid). At sexual… …   Universalium

  • Alternation of generations — (also known as alternation of phases or metagenesis) is a term primarily used in describing the life cycle of plants (taken here to mean the Archaeplastida). A multicellular sporophyte, which is diploid with 2N paired chromosomes (i.e. N pairs),… …   Wikipedia

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