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- In botany, belonging to, resembling, or characteristic of a sporophyte.
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- adjective botany Of or pertaining to a
- adjective botany Having the characteristics of a sporophyte.
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The PDH bypass is active in sporophytic tissue of plants.
To test for the presence of the PDH bypass in the sporophytic tissue of plants, Arabidopsis plants homozygous for mutant alleles of all three Family 2 ALDH genes were fed with
Collinsia heterophylla (Plantaginaceae): one-donor crosses reveal heritability but no effect on sporophytic-offspring fitness.
As general measures of sporophytic fitness we assessed the proportion of germinated seeds, recorded the day of first flowering and counted the shoots on each individual.
F1,324 = 0.37, P = 0.55, stage×cross type To determine whether gametophytic and sporophytic traits differed between populations and / or regions we subjected each variable to random-effect ANOVA with region and population (nested within region) as group variables (means of maternal families or plant individuals consist of individual data points in this analysis).
 -  whereas sporophytic fitness traits reflect adaptation to local habitat conditions
14C-ethanol into fatty acids in mutants and wild type controls provided direct evidence for the presence of the PDH bypass in sporophytic tissue.