The ZZMZVWOyIR 2 MER Genes of the Fern Ceratopteris Simultaneously Promote Meristem and Archegonia Development and Repress Antheridia Development in the Developing Gametophyte

ABSTMCT The sex of the haploid gametophyte of the fern Ceratopteris i determined by the presence or absence of the pheromone antheridiogen, which, when present, promotes male development and represses female development of the gametophyte. Several genes involved in sex determination in Ceratopteris have been identified by mutation. In this study, the… CONTINUE READING