E.g. The cycle starts with the release of haploid spores from the sporangium that developed on the sporophyte. Some gametophytes form lobate green structures, as seen in Figure 2. Arthropods can assist in transfer of sperm.. One point that must be remembered here is Sporophytes produce haploid spores by meiosis, that grow into gametophytes. Some primitive traits of green algae, such as flagellated sperm, are still present in mosses that are dependent on water for reproduction.
and a diploid sporophyte generation,
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Production of gametes involves mitosis, so the gametes are also haploid. Professor of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.