Bryopsis corticulans Glossary and References
Anisogamy: gametes produced are of unequal sizes, e.g. female gamete might be larger than male gamete as in the case of Bryopsis
Diploid: 2 sets of chromosomes (2N)
Epiphyte: Organism that uses its host for living space with no real symbiotic relationship (epiphyte does not metabolically benefit from host)
Gametophyte: haploid life phase that produces haploid gametes for sexual reproduction
Haploid:1 set of chromosomes (1N)
Homothallic: coming from the same parent plant (vs. heterothallic)
Karyogamy: fusion of two nuclei to produce a diploid cell without going through the fertilization process
Monecious: male and female gametangia produced on same parental plant
Siphonous: multinucleate and tubular, with few or no tranverse septa (walls inside cell)
Sporophyte: diploid life phase that produces haploid spores (asexual reproduction)
Thallus: plant body (lacking true roots or stems)
Zoospores: flagellated spores released from sporangia on sporophytes
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