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spores are not seeds and seeds are not spores


they are different because seeds are reproductive unit of flowering and spores are the non-reproductive unit of flowering.


Ferns, they produce spores.


A sporophyte is a plant element that carries the spores. The spores are the male reproduction seeds, that grow out to a whole new plant when fertilised.


Cones develop spores and ovules and fertilized ovules develop into seeds.


A tomato plant reproduces by seeds, whereas, themushroom reproduces by the spores in its cap.


No. For instance when you eat a mushroom you eat some spores and when you eat bread this is made from seeds. However there are many different spores and seeds and not all are edible.


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fern is a flowerless plant. It contains spores. Spores are reproductive cells. If spores fell into the ground ,it will grow into a new fern plant.


spore is a game i dont think seeds are


Spores do not reproduce by seeds. If it's plant head falls it starts the making of a new plant.


Spores on a fern are the equivelent to seeds on other plants. They are use for propogation.


The onion itself is a bulb, or root that grows underground. The onion is a type of vegetation (plant) that spreads with seeds. Plants do not have spores. Spores are the version of seeds used by fungi (like mushrooms) to spread and grow.


the two methods are reproducing from seeds or spores


Moss is a type of plant, but it reproduces by spores, not seeds.



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.


Flowering plants reproduce by seeds


A zoochore is a plant whose seeds, spores or fruit are dispersed by animals.


Spores are usually haploid and unicellular and are produced by meiosis, they are not seeds and do not contain the "bulky" multicellular embryo and seed coat that encloses it of plant seeds.


Alike:They can grown into plants and can be different size and shpes. Different: A seed has many cells. A spores has one cell.


Moss is a plant that has no seeds or flowers, and which produces spores. There are around 14,500 known species of moss.


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


Flowering plants have seeds and conifers have spores.


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