What Is An Antipodal Cell In Plants?


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The term the antipodal cells of plants, when used in the field of study which is known as botany, is defined as a group of cells of a plant which are situated at the end which is located opposite of the micropyle. It is located in the mature embryo sac of a flowering plant. The antipodal cells of a plant are very large in size and they have endopolyploid cells.

The embryo sac of a flowering plant is defined as a cell which is large in size. It develops in the ovule of a flowering plant. It contains a large number of nuclei. The nuclei are derived by the division of the megaspore nucleus. There is an egg nucleus and two synergids at the micropyle end. There are nuclei at the opposite end. These become the antipodals. In the centre there are two polar nuclei. These polar nuclei fuse to become the primary endosperm nucleus.

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