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  • n. Plural form of sporophyte.


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  • “Look at those finely articulated sporophytes over there.”

    Delta Anomaly

  • When I kneel down on the wet ground, I can see sporophytes protruding from moss, the result of sexual reproduction.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Thick cycads, ferns, sporophytes and horsetails grew to the waterline, dipping graceful fronds into the slightly salty tideflow.


  • Their parts are so exquisitely perfect, almost they persuade the nature-lover to degenerate into a mere naturalist, walking through the woods seeing nothing but sporophytes through his lens, just as a rare book sometimes causes the bibliophile to become a bibliomaniac, reading nothing but catalogues.

    Some Winter Days in Iowa

  • For example, the largest, fastest growing species in Phaeophyceae, macrocystis pyrifera, starts when spore producing sporophytes kind of the plant produce spores which are either female or male gametophytes.

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  • Conifers are sporophytes (produce spores) and produce both male and female cones on its tree.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • This will help develop large number of sporophytes for reintroduction in the wild, and for the ex-situ living collections at Kew and on Ascension

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • Anogramma ascensionis gametophytes (sporelings) and sporophytes in culture.

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  • Sporophytes are developing fast from gametophytes and early results show thousand of sporophytes can be produced in a short period of time.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • [7] With only one thallus many sporophytes can and may be produced.

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