Life Cycle of a Fern
The life cycle of the fern has two different stages; sporophyte, which
releases spores, and gametophyte, which releases gametes. Gametophyte
plants are haploid, sporophyte plants diploid. This type of life cycle
is called alternation of generations. To follow the life cycle of the
fern, begin at number one below.
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Sporophyte with gametophyte 5.