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Meiosis in plants and animals?

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September 13, 2011 11:37AM

In animals meiosis is a two stage prosses (mieosis I and mieosis II) of producing haploid gamates, the egg and sperm. the fusion of the two will produce a diploid zygote. In plants gamophyte generation produces a haploid spore, any cell generated by the spore through mitosis continue at a haploide number. Then when the zygot is produces with the begining of the sporophyte generation it returns to the diploid number. The main difference here from animal reproduction is that the hapliod cells can go through mitosis.