archegonium


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a female sex organ occurring in mosses, ferns, and most gymnosperms

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ANOVA of morphologically adjusted rates of archegonium production among female and hermaphrodite O.
6 and 7) with the proximal end still attached to the archegonium wall and the distal end attached to the radicle (Figs.
The archegonium develops from an initial cell, which contains dense cytoplasm in contrast to the somatic cells.
A single-celled oogonium (not a multicellular archegonium, as found in embryophytes) surrounds the single egg cell; however, the nonmotile female gamete, and oogamous reproduction, are similar to embryophytes.
The neck of the archegonium sits in a shallow depression at the gametophyte surface.