Gymnosperms can show polyembryony. justify

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The phenomenon of development of more than one embryo is called polyembryony. In most of the gymnosperms polyebmryony is common because more than one archegonia are fertilised or single zygote divides into many cells. Gymnosperms like Pinus commonly show two types of polyembryony:
‚Äč1. Cleavage polyembryony: It is a type of polyembryony in which more than one embryo develops by the cleavage of zygote or the proembryo.
2. Simple polyembryony: It is a type of polyembryony in which additional embryos develop from the fertilisation of many archegonia.

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