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Plant Life Cycle Overview

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life cycle

life cycle

Series of stages a sexually reproducing organism goes through from one generation to the next.
sporophyte

sporophyte

Diploid generation in the life cycle of a plant; results from sexual reproduction with gametes; produces spores for asexual reproduction.
vegetative reproduction

vegetative reproduction

Asexual reproduction in plants using non reproductive tissues, such as leaves, stems, or roots.
alternation of generations

alternation of generations

Back and forth change from one generation to the next between haploid gametophyte and diploid sporophyte stages in the life cycle of plants.
spore

spore

A reproductive cell produced by various organisms; can withstand harsh environmental conditions.

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