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Differentiate between microsporogenesis and megasporogenesis. Which type of cell division occurs during these events? Name the structures formed at the end of these two events.
(a) Difference between microsporogenesis and megasporogenesis –
(b) During microsporogenesis and megasporogenesis, meiosis (reduction division) takes place.
During meiosis, a cell divides twice to form 4 cells containing half of the genetic information of the cell. This method is used to form haploid gametes.
(c)Structure formed at the end of microsporogenesis is haploid Microspores and the structure formed at the end of megasporogenesis is haploid Megaspores.
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