Term Information

Accession
PO:0025280
Name
microgametophyte
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
male gametophyte (exact), microgametofito (Spanish, exact), 小配偶体 (Japanese, exact)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A whole plant (PO:0000003) in the gametophyte development stage (PO:0028003) that produces plant sperm cells (PO:0000084). Source: POC:curators
Comment
The microgametophyte in bryophytes only produce sperm cells, but do not develop from microspores, because there is no heterospory in bryophytes. In seed plants the male gametophyte is reduced to a pollen grain.
Subset
None
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Parents of microgametophyte (PO:0025280)
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microgametophyte [is_a relation] is_a  whole plant (PO:0000003)
Children of microgametophyte (PO:0025280)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
antheridium microgametophyte (PO:0025283) [is_a relation] is_a  microgametophyte
pollen (PO:0025281) [is_a relation] is_a  microgametophyte
microgametophyte vegetative cell (PO:0020099) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  microgametophyte
spermatogenous cell (PO:0025525) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  microgametophyte
PO_GIT
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