(1) Differentiate between microsporogenesis and megasporogenesis. (2) Which type of cell division occurs during these events? (3) Name the structures formed at the end of these two events.

Answer:

(1) The difference between the microsporogenesis and megasporogenesis is listed below.

Microsporogenesis

Megasporogenesis

Microsporogenesis involves the formation of microspores from microspore mother cells by meiotic division.

Megasporogenesis is the process of arrangement of megaspores from the megaspore mother cell.

It occurs inside the pollen sac of the anther.

It occurs in the ovule of the ovary

(2) In both cases, the gametes cycle is shaped in such a way as to make gametes in half by the cell division being meiosis.

(3) Microsporogenesis results in haploid microspore forming from the diploid microspore mother cell while megasporogenesis results in haploid megaspore forming from the diploid megaspore mother cell.

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