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Liverwort gemma & moss spore

  1. Sep 25, 2006 #1

    I am a bit confused by the liverwort gemma and the moss spores... how are they different?

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  3. Sep 25, 2006 #2
    I am afraid we might get a question like that on the exam, since so many things can be compared.
    I know that the gemma allows for asexual reproduction, and that it needs water for asexual reproduction...
    But I feel that I'm still missing something...

    Thank you!
  4. Oct 22, 2006 #3
    I believe gemma are produced by the gametophyte generation (haploid) and combine to grow into diploid organisms, while spores are produced by the sporophyte generation (diploid) and grow into the gametophyte.
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