In microsporocytes of Stangeria, Impatiens and Tradescantia and in sporocytes of Equisetum all plastids and mitochondria aggregate for a short period at one side of the early prophase I nucleus. Later the organelles disaggregate and during metaphase I and anaphase I they organelles migrate towards the equator of the cell. In Impatiens, Clarkia, Lysimachia and Equisetum all these organelles aggregate in the equatorial plane, thus dividing a dyad into two parts. After meiosis II the equatorial aggregation of organelles is reshaped and divides a tetrad into four parts. Inside the aggregation of organelles, cell plates are simultaneously set up.

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B. Rodkiewicz, J. Bednara, A. Mostowska, E. Duda, & H. Stobiecka. (1986). The change in disposition of plastids and mitochondria during microsporogenesis and sporogenesis in some higher plants. Acta botanica neerlandica, 35(3), 209–215.