what is microsporangia and megasporangia?

Microsporangium is a sporangium that produces spores that give rise to male gametophytes. Microsporangia are notable in spikemosses, and a minority of ferns. In Gymnosperms and Angiosperms (Flowering plants), the microsporangium produce the microsporocyte, also known as the microspore mother cell, which then creates four microspores through meiosis. The microspores divide to create pollen grains. The term is not used for Bryophytes.


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Sorry prakriti having no idea or matter on megasporangia..... :-(

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 Microsporangium produces spores that giv rise to male gametophyte.

Megasporangium produces spores that giv rise to female gametophyte.

One simple way to learn this-male gamet should b small in size so that it can easily move towards female gamet.

Hope this wil help you!

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Microsporangia (male sporangia) produce microsporocytes (micromeiocytes) that yield microspores. Megasporangia (female sporangia) produce megasporocytes (megameiocytes) that yield megaspores.
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