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  • Rights: University of Waikato
    Published 24 September 2010, Updated 5 April 2018 Referencing Hub media

    Meiosis is a type of cell division that produces gametes – cells that contain half the number of chromosomes than the parent cell. In ferns, these cells are the spores.


    Dr Leon Perrie

    The typical big fern plant, what it does is, by meiosis, produces spores, and the spores have half the number of chromosomes of the big parent plant.

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