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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Blepharoplast, “the specialized protoplasm which gives rise to the motile cilia of the antherozoids as in Zamia and Cycas” (Jackson); “a basal granule or kinetoplast - usu. used in botany or by cytologists when the nature of the body is uncertain” (WIII); (fungi) “of zoospores), the basal granule (a chromatic body of nuclear origin) at the point of attachment of a flagellum, joined to the nucleus by a rhizoplast” (Ainsworth & Bisby); (fungi) “(of zoospores of Oomycetes, Myxomycetes, etc.), the basal granule (chromatic body of nuclear origin) at the insertion of each cilium, connected to the nucleus by a ‘rhizoplast’ [> Gk. blepharis eyelash + plastos, formed, molded (S&D): blepharoplastus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. blepharoplasto.

Rhizoplast (fungi) “in zoospores, the deeply staining strand of protoplasm connecting the blepharoplast with the centrosome” (S&G): rhizoplastus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. rhizoplasto.

 

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