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Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892

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Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

How do these two life phases differ in structure and function?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The difference in the two life phases of a plant.

Introduction:

The process of reproduction starts with the fusion of male and female haploid gametes. A diploid zygote is formed after gamete fusion. It develops into an embryo. Further development leads to the formation of spores. The spores are produced by sporophyte through meiotic division.

Explanation

Plant reproduction system has two different types of alternating generations, which are the sporophyte and gametophyte.

The differences between the two life phases of a plant are given in the table below:

Sporophyte Gametophyte
It produces spores...

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