Egg Apparatus in Sexual and Apomictic Species of Taraxacum: Structural and Immunocytochemical Aspects of Synergid Cells

  title={Egg Apparatus in Sexual and Apomictic Species of Taraxacum: Structural and Immunocytochemical Aspects of Synergid Cells},
  author={Krystyna Musiał and Maria Kościńska-Pająk},
  journal={Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica},
The paper reports a comparative study of the female gametophyte and especially synergid structure in sexual and apomictic dandelions. We analyzed diploid sexually reproducing Taraxacum linearisquameum (2n = 2x = 16) and two triploids, T. alatum and T. udum (2n = 3x =24), with autonomous embryo and endosperm development. There were no observed differences in the organization of the mature megagametophyte between the examined species. Both meiotically reduced and diplosporous embryo sacs showed… Expand

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