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Life cycle of a moss HTML5


This animation represents the reproductive cycle of a moss (Bryophyte): the Polytricum commune.

This cycle is characterised by the alternation of two haploid (gametophyte) and diploid (sporophyte) generations that are morphologically different. The haploid generation is predominant.

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  • Illustrate the sexual reproduction of a moss.

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The Common Haircap moss is moss that lives in shady zones (under wood or tree trunks). This moss develops in rainy regions.

The stages of the sexual reproductive cycle are as follows:

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