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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/1707

Title: Ultrastructure of Oogenesis in Osmunda cinnamomea var. asiatica
Authors: Bao, Wen-Mei
Cao, Jian-Guo
Dai, Shao-Jun
Keywords: Plant Sciences
ultrastructure; oogenesis; Osmunda cinnamomea var. asiatica ; fern as03012
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Botanical Society of China and Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Citation: Acta Botanica Sinica 45(7)
Abstract: The ultrastructure of oogenesis in the fern Osmunda cinnamomea L. var. asiatica Fernald has been studied by electron microscopy. During oogenesis, numerous vesicles not only moved towards the periphery, but also were arranged in line along the inside of plasmalemma, and in addition aggregated outside the plasmalemma by exocytosis. They released or excreted osmiophilic material. It was observed that a few vesicles containinglamellar osmiophilic materialsituated closely along the plasmalemma, seemed to break open. Simultaneously, a separation cavity between egg cell andarchegonium wallformed.Its width was broader than the other advanced ferns reported previously, and an extra egg membrane occurred outside around the plasmalemma of the egg, its thickness being greater than in Pteridium and Dryopteris. Amyloplasts around the nucleus were filled withlarge triangular semicircular or subelliptical starch grains, but as the egg matured they progressively decreased. Nucleus was large and flattened, and paired membrane in two to three couples laid within the nucleus, close and parallel to the nuclear membrane. No nuclear evagination was observed. Mitochondria seemed to have been undeveloped, but finally recovered normally.
URI: http://bioline.utsc.utoronto.ca/archive/00000874/01/as03012.pdf
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