Term Information

Accession
PO:0000431
Name
megasporocyte
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
MMC (exact), megaspore mother cell (exact), megasporocito (Spanish, exact), 大胞子母細胞 (Japanese, exact), Poaceae megasporocyte (narrow), Zea megasporocyte (narrow)
Alternate IDs
PO:0006463, PO:0006493
Definition
A sporocyte (PO:0006204) that produces four haploid (1n) megaspores (PO:0020019). Source: POC:Laurel_Cooper, ISBN:0471245208
Comment
If you are annotating to this structure for Zea mays or other grasses, please also add an annotation to the corresponding floret type. Choose the most specific term possible from: spikelet floret (PO:0009082), ear floret (PO:0006354), upper floret of pedicellate spikelet of ear (PO:0006350), upper floret of sessile spikelet of ear (PO:0006352).
Subset
CL
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Parents of megasporocyte (PO:0000431)
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megasporocyte [is_a relation] is_a  sporocyte (PO:0006204)
megasporocyte [RO:0002202 relation] RO:0002202  female archesporial cell (PO:0006015)
megasporocyte [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  megasporangium (PO:0025201)

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