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What is spore formation?(definition)

Asked by Saransh Anand(student) , 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

Posted by Vandana Kumari(student)on 16/1/12

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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. 

Posted by Arin Roy(student)on 28/1/12

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the mode of reproduction in which a tiny spherical cells called spores grow into new indivijual

Posted by Parvathy Balu(student)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.

Posted by Khyati(student)on 13/1/13

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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.

Posted by Ayush Agrawal(student)on 14/1/13

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

Posted by Rohan Tiwarekar(student)on 15/1/13

EXPERT ANSWER

Your friends are correct,

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.

@Others.... Good work, keep posting

Posted by Swati Sharma(MeritNation Expert)on 25/1/13

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