Class 10 Biology How Do Organisms Reproduce Spore formation

Spore formation

  • Formation of new individual by germination of spores

Spores are unicellular bodies in the parent that are capable of growing into a new individual

                Pic. Spore formation in fungi, Rhizopus

  • Conidia
    • Non-motile spores of fungus (Penicilium)
    • Termed as Mitospores
  • Zoospores
    • Motile spores
    • Uses Flagellum for locomotion
    • Used as a mode of asexual reproduction by some algae, bacteria & fungi

Pic: Zoospore formation in Chlamydomonas under favorable conditions

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