Assume that a fern sporophyte has two fertile leaves. Each containing 10 fertile pinnae. Each fertile pinna contains 4 sori. If each sorus contains 5 sporangia and each sporangium contains 6 spore mother cells, then the total number of spores produced will be: ( Kindly explain the answer also )

a) 9600
b) 2400
c) 4800
​d) 19200

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Each spore mother cell would produce 8 spores. So, the total number of spores produced  by 2400 spore mother cells would be 19,200.
Hence, the correct option is(4).

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