Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 311–313 | Cite as

The occurrence of two functioning megaspores in the ovules ofGalanthus nivalis L.

  • Ol’rsga Erdelská


InGalanthus nivalis ovules two haploid embryo sacs sometimes occur. One of them originates from the chalazal megaspore, the other from the above-chalazal one. The former is usually fertilized and pushes the latter to the lateral position.


Outer Integument Mature Ovule Antipodal Cell Nucellar Cell Chalazal Megaspore 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ol’rsga Erdelská
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  1. 1.Institute of Experimental Biology and EcologySlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaCzechoslovakia

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