In plants, alternation of generations exists, where the members have haploid and diploid phases. The plant’s haploid phase is called gametophyte and the diploid phase is called the sporophyte. Read on to explore more differences between the two.
Difference Between Gametophyte and Sporophyte
|Sporophytes use the process of meiosis||Gametophytes use the process of mitosis|
|Results in the formation of spores||Results in the production of gametes|
|Sporophytes are diploid plants||Gametophytes are haploid plants|
|Sporophytes have two sets of chromosomes||Gametophytes have a single set of chromosomes|
|Sporophytes reproduce asexually||Gametophytes produce sexually|
|Diploid spore mother cell undergoes meiosis and results in the formation of haploid (n) meiospores||The gametes take part in fertilization or fuse, which gives rise to diploid (2n) zygote|
- What is Gametophyte? – Male Gametophyte, Female Gametophyte, Examples
- Alternation of generations – Life Cycle of a Plant
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