This picture is of a fern with spores on the leaves. There are two types of spores: Spores in plants and algae, and spores in prokaryotes, fungi, and protists. In plants and algae, spores are haploid cells that, without fusing with any other cell, can grow into a multi-cellular organism. The spores in protists, fungi, and prokaryotes are stages of the life cycle that allow the organism to live in harsh environmental conditions. Because ferns are not flowering plants, the fern uses the spores in order to reproduce.Image

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s