what is the difference between microsporangia, microsporangium & megasporangia, megasporangium?

Microsporangia are the structures that give rise to male gametes or microspores or pollen grains. Microsporangia is the plural form while microsporanium in singular.

Megasporangia are the structures that give rise to female gametes or megaspores or ovules. Megasporangia is the plural form while megasporanium in singular.

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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

Bryophyte
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 microsporangium provides spores that give rise to male gametophyte and megasporangium produce spores that give rise to female gametophyte.

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