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Are spores much smaller than seeds?

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Spores are much smaller than seeds. Seeds can be seen but spores can be seen only under the microscope.

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According to Biologists, spores are smaller and lighter than seeds. Spores can only be seen with the use of a machine.


Seeds are better then spores because they have a reproductive advantage over spores.


It is a proven fact that plant seeds produce faster than plant spores.2. Spores are smaller than seeds so therefore they take a longer time to grow and develop -ANNONOMOUS


Spores are lighter (make that less dense).


The main difference between seeds and spores is that spores are not planted in the ground whereas seeds are planted in the ground. Spores fall off of the plants and they are a means of reproducing a plant just like the seeds. Although spores and seeds have similar functions, they have crucial differences. One main difference between seeds and spores is in the size. Spores are much smaller than the seeds. Seeds can easily be seen but spores can only be seen with the help of a microscope. Seeds are fertilized ovules enclosed in a protective coat called testa whereas spores fall off to create a plant somewhere else. Another major difference is that seeds are produced by flowering plants whereas spores are produced by non-flowering plants and fungi. Seeds are enclosed in the fruit of the tree or plant whereas spores are from the underside of the plant. Seeds contain nutrients that are stored in the embryo whereas spores do not store and contain any nutrients. Plants that produce the seeds are known as higher level organisms whereas lower level organisms such as fungus, ferns, mosses ,bacteria and etc. are known to produce spores. Another major difference between the seeds and spores is that seeds are comprised of many cells whereas spores have only a single cell and therefore they are called one celled organisms. Seeds do not need wet lands or excessive water to sprout but spores need swampy or marshy surfaces saturated with water to grow. Spores and seeds are both asexual reproductive structures but spores unlike seeds are produced by plants that have no seeds. Spores have an ability to develop into a new organism whereas it is the embryo in the seed that gives rise to a new plant. Some seeds are haploid or have a single set of chromosomes and some of them are diploid or have two sets of paired chromosomes. Spores are primitive in form and just like seeds are necessary for the ecosystem. Spores help their species to survive the same way as the seeds do but they are not that efficient. Spores can germinate whereas seeds give a head start to the next generations. Summary: 1. Seeds are an efficient way of reproduction whereas spores fall off of a plant to produce next generation organisms. 2. Seeds have an embryo enclosed in a protective coat. 3. Spores are singular organisms whereas seeds have multiple layers. 4. Unlike the spores, the seeds can survive in difficult and less friendly conditions. 5. Spores are too small to be seen by the naked eye.


because seeds can store food and nutrients when spores cant, so seeds have a better advantage of surviving in a dry environment.


Yes, larger seeds do grow larger and faster compared to smaller seeds.


a seed contains a supply of food


Seeds do not require water for gamete fertilization; seeds provide protection of the embryo, and sperm is transferred by pollination, usually by animals rather than just depending upon the wind, s do spores.


Non flowering plants are generaly much simpler than flowering plants. As they have no flowers, they have to reproduce from spores and not seeds.


the smaller the lemons the the less the seeds. if you sake the lemon and hit it if it has a dent that means that it does not have so many seeds


No, fern is a noun. It is a type of vascular plant that reproduces by spores, rather than flowers and seeds.


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Much smaller. About eight orders of magnitude smaller.


There are many differences between daisy and rose seeds. Rose seeds are much smaller than a dime, varying from light to dark brown, and they grow roses. Daisy seeds are oblong thin brown seeds that grow daisy flowers.


Much, MUCH smaller than the smallest star.


The seeds from an African violet are light tan to a light brownish color, very tiny, much smaller than the top of a sewing pin head.


Not necessarily. While a smaller than average head will definitely have smaller seeds, a larger than average head will simply have more seeds of the typical size. There is an upper limit on how large sunflower seeds can be (the limit depends on the breed of sunflower).


Antarctica is much, much smaller than Africa.


Bigger pumpkins have up to 50 seeds while a small pumpkin has up to about 25 seeds.


Not necessarily - for example an avocado seed is much bigger than an acorn seed but the avocado tree is a whole lot smaller than an Oak tree. Great oaks from little acorns grow.


It starts with a seed or spores and slowly turns into maturity. It germinates later. Angiosperms are flowering seeds, so it is covered by a fruit such as apples. Gymnosperms are unprotected seeds,so there are less possibilities to reproduce than angiosperms. Gymnosperms are usually all spores and there are more gymnosperms than angiosperms because of the possibility of growing.


no, an atom is much smaller than a virus.



Because seeds have better chances of survival in adverse environmental conditions than the spores



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