how many haploid cells are present in a mature female gametophyte of a flowering plant

Asked by ananditamanhas6 | 6th May, 2015, 04:00: PM

Expert Answer:

In case of flowering plants, female gametophyte develops within the ovule or the megaspore contained within the ovary at the base of the pistil of the flower.

There are usually 8 haploid cells in the female gametophyte of a flowering plant:

  • 3 antipodal cells (at the opposite end of the embryo sac from the egg)
  • 2 synergids flanking the egg (located at the micropylar end of the embryo sac)
  • 1 egg cell
  • 2 polar nuclei (in the center of the embryo sac)

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 6th May, 2015, 04:54: PM