tetrasporophyte

What is tetrasporophyte?

tetrasporophyte meaning diploid phase in the life cycle of red algae which produces haploid tetraspores.The tetrasporophyte is the site of meiosis, more specifically, the tetrasporangia where haploid tetraspores are produced. These tetraspores are released, settle, and grow into the gametophyte, completing the basic red algal life history

 

reference: Coral Reef Information System – Glossary

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