what is the difference between zoospores and zygospores?
A motile flagellated asexual spore, as of certain algae and fungi. Also called swarm spore.
A zoospore is a motile asexual spore that uses a flagellum for locomotion. Also called a swarm spore, these spores are created by some algae, bacteria and fungi to propagate themselves.
A zoosporangium is the sexual structure in which the zoospores develop in a plant, fungi, or protists (such as the oomycota)
A large multinucleate spore formed by union of similar gametes, as in algae or fungi.
A zygospore is a diploid reproductive stage in the life cycle of many fungi and protists. Zygospores are created by the nuclear fusion of haploid cells. In fungi, zygospores are termed chlamydospores and are formed after the fusion of hyphae of different mating types. In many eukaryotic algae, including many species of the Chlorophyta, zygospores are formed by the fusion of unicellular gametes of different mating types.