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protonema


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The first, usually filamentous, structure produced by a germinating moss or fern spore under dark conditions. The protonema of mosses bears buds that develop into the gametophyte plant; in ferns the protonema becomes the prothallus.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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