Anthoceros ppt. 5, views ORDER: Anthocerotales • FAMILY: Anthocerotaceae • GENUS: Anthoceros; 2. SCHEMATIC LIFE CYCLE; Anthoceros is a genus of hornworts in the family Anthocerotaceae. The genus is global in its distribution. Its name means ‘flower horn’, and refers to the. became apparent that numerous features of the life-cycle had been either The genus Anthoceros was established by Micheli in , that is to say.

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After fertilization of the egg by sperm from the antheridia, the zygote is retained within the archegonium. Since the cells on the lower face of the egg have been derived from the archegonial initial they cannot be treated as a part of archegonium.


The apical growth of Anthoceros is a controversial liff, whether it takes place by a single apical cell or by a group of apical cycel. Male plants are smaller than the female in the dioecious species. The development of the antheridium starts from a superficial dorsal cell. Received Jan 28; Accepted Mar Attempts to establish Anthoceros punctatus strains were carried out in parallel, and although vegetative propagation was successful, conditions for reproductive propagation proved elusive.

One of them fuses with the egg to complete the fertilization. Death of older parts: After fertilization the diploid zygote or oospore still enlarges in size and fills the cavity of the venter of the archegonium. Some thallus forms tubers. Gametophyte cultures and vegetative propagation Three different media were tested for their ability to support vegetative growth of gametophytes.


The thallus is lobed and the lobes are somewhat divided. Pseudo elaters may be unicellular or multicellular, branched or un-branched and may consists more or less elongated cells Fig. Unlike the class Hepaticopsida e. Establishment of axenic cultures To initiate axenic cultures, several sterilization protocols were tested.

Soon after the division a mucilaginous filled space develop between the antheridial initial and roof initial. Eventually, a mucilage filled space appears in between the roof initial and antheridial initial.

Life Cycle of Anthoceros (With Diagram) | Anthocerotopsida

These are also act as vegetative reproductive bodies. Therefore, in more advanced stages the antheridial group inside a single antheridial chamber consists varying number of antheridia in different stages of development Fig. Retrieved from ” https: About species of this genus are found throughout the world in temperate and tropical regions. This space is filled by mucilage. Jacket initials divide by transverse divisions to form into two tiers of three cells each.

It regenerates the capsule from the base, thus the capsules are always in different stages of growth. Gametophytes are monoecious with both male antheridia and female archegonia reproductive organs developing on the same thallus. There is no stalk cell. The apical cell of protonema form thallus.

The overall yield of DNA extracted was also highly dependent on the conditions under which the thalli were grown.

Anthoceros shows heteromorphic alternation of generation. These cells divide mitotically to form four celled elaters. Since the archegonium is embedded in the thallus, it is difficult to trace the development of the cells and to distinguish them from the vegetative cells Fig.


Later it grows deep into the soil and becomes thick under unfavorable conditions. They are stalked and often develop mucilage pores. The main body of the antheridium is globose. The mature spores liberate from the upper part of the capsule whereas, in the basal part anthocceros the cells are in embryonic condition.

At maturity, the tip of the capsule loses water. Step-by-step acquisition of the gibberellin-DELLA growth-regulatory mechanism during land-plant evolution.

Sometimes anthocero near the attaching point of the flagella to the body, the blepharoplast is visible. Inside the jacket, there are numerous androcytes which are to metamorphose into antherozoids. Planta 2 It gradually becomes thinner towards the margins.

Anthoceros – Wikipedia

The older portion of the thallus starts rotting or disintegrates due to ageing or drought. Soon after, the antheridia absorb water and burst at their apical ends, anthocers way to the antherozoids to move outside. The bryophytes comprise three monophyletic lineages, the liverworts, the mosses and the hornworts.

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Monoecious species are usually protandrous i. A mature sporogonium can be differentiated into three parts viz.