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Moss Sporophytes

Moss Sporophytes

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MARTIN SHIELDS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARTIN SHIELDS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Polytrichum commune, showing mature moss sporophytes growing up out of the haploid gametophytes. The gametophyte generation is the haploid, green, photosynthesizing, leafy part of the plant. The spore-producing sporophyte is nutirionally dependent on the gametophyte.

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