Origin of sporophytesporo- + -phyte
The definition of a sporophyte is a mature phase in the life cycle of plants and some algae that produce spores.
An example of sporophyte is a mature fern plant.
in certain plants and algae, the spore-bearing generation that is diploid and reproduces by spores: the sporophyte generation begins with the fertilized egg and ends with meiosis
distinguished from gametophyte
The diploid spore-producing phase in the life cycle of a plant that exhibits alternation of generations. It is the dominant stage in vascular plants.
Among organisms which display an alternation of generations (such as plants, fungi, and certain algae), the individual diploid organism that produces spores. A sporophyte develops from an embryo resulting from the union of two gametes. Each of its cells has two sets of chromosomes, as opposed to the haploid gametophyte generation.
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sporo- +"Ž -phyte.
- The sporophyte is always highly organized both as regards form and structure.
- (X 8.) The adaptations in the vegetative organs of the sporophyte are similar to those Flowering Plants.
- It is confined to the sporophyte, which forms the, leafy plant in these groups, and is known as the vascular system.
- The independent plant which is generally attached to the soil by hair-like structures is the sexual generation, the sporophyte is a stalked or sessile capsule which remains always attached to the gametophyte from which it derives the whole or part of its nourishment.
- The sporophyte is the plant which is differentiated into stem, leaf and root, which show a wonderful variety 01 form; the internal structure also shows increased complexity and variety as compared with the other group of vascular plants, the Pteridophyta.