Angiosperm Female Gametophyte Development



The following information is to assist you in the class Angiospermae, Subdivision Pteropsida, Division Tracheophyta, Kingdom Plantae. These pictures demonstrate how an ovule develops into a mature female gametophyte or embryo sac.

Photography by Jonathon Mooney.


angiosperm gametophyte development

ovule of flower


cross of ovule


meiosis


meiosis


megaspores degenerate


functional megaspore


nucleated stage of embryo


nucleated stage of embryo


nucleated stage of embryo


mature female


double fertilization



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General Biology 2
Lab Practical Review:Plant Kingdom

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