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Saransh Anand from KV NO.3 nal , bikaner , asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 13/1/13

What is spore formation?(definition)

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Swati Sharma , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 25/1/13

Spore formation is the mode of asexual reproduction in some organisms like fungi in which it gives rise to a globular structure known as   sporangia , which contains spores. The sporangia burst to release spores and each of these spores germinates to  produce a new individual.

 

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Ayush Agrawal From Vasavi Public School, added an answer, on 14/1/13
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W hat are spores?

Spores are a type of reproductive structures produced asexually. Spores are covered with a hard protective coat.

What are the advantages of reproducing through spore formation?

  • Spores can withstand unfavourable conditions such as high temperature and low humidity. This property of the spores makes them survive for a longer period of time.

  • Spores are light in weight, which helps them to travel in the air. This is the reason for the spoilage of food kept in close proximity.

  • How do spores give rise to a new organism? Under favourable conditions, a spore germinates and develops into a new organism. Spore formation also occurs in plants such as moss and ferns.

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Arin Roy From Our Own English High School , added an answer, on 28/1/12
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Spore are protected by a thick wall when conditions (such as humidity and temperature ) are unfavourable. Once the conditions for germination are favourable, these spores burst out of a thick wall, start multiplying, and grow into new plants. 

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Vishal Kumar From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 16/1/12
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A mode of reproduction resembling multiple fission, common among Protozoa, in which the organism breaks up into a number of pieces, or spores, each of which eventually develops into an organism like the parent form.
  The formation of reproductive cells or spores, as in the growth of bacilli
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Rohan Tiwarekar From Atomic Energy Central School No 2, added an answer, on 15/1/13
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Spores are a type of reproductive structures produced asexually. Spores are covered with a hard protective coat.

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Parvathy Balu From Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir, added an answer, on 13/1/13
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the mode of reproduction in which a tiny spherical cells called spores grow into new indivijual

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Khyati From Khaitan Public School, added an answer, on 13/1/13
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A mode of reproduction resembling multiple fission, common among Protozoa, in which the organism breaks up into a number of pieces, or spores, each of which eventually develops into an organism like the parent form.The formation of reproductive cells or spores, as in the growth of bacilli.

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