In mosses does the Archegoniophore develop into sporophyte?


In mosses, the male gametangiophore is an antheridiophore and the female gametangiophore is an archegoniophore. The antheridiophore contains antheridia full of flagellated sperms and the archegoniophore contains archegonia containing a single haploid egg. During mating, the sperm swim up to reach the archegonium and fertilize the egg. The diploid zygote thus formed divides by mitosis and develops into a diploid sporophyte plant.

So, in mosses, it is a zygote that develops into a sporophyte.

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