Why are gemma cups and gemmules differ from each other?

Asked by  | 8th Jun, 2009, 11:50: PM

Expert Answer:

Gemmae cup is a specialized structure on the gametophyte of certain liverworts that produces asexual plantlets (gemmae) capable of starting new gametophytes. Gemmules on the other hand is a resistant, overwintering capsule formed by freshwater and marine sponges that contains masses of mesenchyme cells (the amoeboid mesenchyme cells are released and organize themselves into a sponge)

Answered by  | 10th Jun, 2009, 09:58: AM

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