from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Reproducing or reproduced by means of spores; sporiparous; bearing or producing spores.
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- adj. producing spores or reproducing by means of spores
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_Casuarina_ and others, instead of a single macrospore a more or less extensive sporogenous tissue is formed, but only one cell proceeds to the formation of a functional female cell.
The cells which will produce the sporogenous tissue are shaded.
The series of increasingly complex sporogonia among Bryophytes appears to be most naturally explained on an hypothesis of progressive sterilization of sporogenous tissue, such as has been advanced by Bower.
The peculiarity of the group lies in the fact that the bacteria form plasmodium-like aggregations and build themselves up into sporogenous structures of definite form superficially similar to the cysts of the Mycetozoa (fig. 12).