Zygotes are cells produced as a result of sexual reproduction when male and female gametes are fused for fertilization to take place. Zoospores, on the other hand, are the asexually reproductive structures generated by some algal and fungi species to reproduce. These can be diploid or haploid and are microscopic.
Difference Between Zoospore and Zygote
Listed below are some differences between Zoospore and Zygote:
|Asexual spore generated by some species of fungi and algae||Sexually reproduced cells, where female and male gametes unite|
|It is flagellated and motile||It is non flagellated and motile or non-motile|
|Diploid or haploid||Diploid|
|Produces individuals after germination||Undergoes development forming an embryo producing new individuals|
|Formed in lower entities||Formed in higher plant and animal entities|
|Formed inside zoosporangium||Formed by gamete fusion|
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a zoospore?
A zoospore is a motile asexual spore that uses a flagellum for locomotion. It is also called a swarm spore, and are created by some algae, bacteria and fungi to propagate themselves.
What is a zoosporangium?
A zoosporangium is an asexual structure in which the zoospores develop. In other words, it is a spore case bearing zoospores.