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Published 24 September 2010, Updated 5 April 2018
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Spores are small reproductive structures that are released from the sporangium.

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Dr Leon Perrie

So a spore is the product of meiosis. In ferns, it’s tiny. If you think of a ruler and think how big a centimetre is and divide that by 10, then you've got a millimetre, and then divide that by 10 again and then halve it. That is about the size of the spore.

Video: © University of Waikato
Micrograph of spore, Australasian Pollen & Spore Atlas, Creative Commons 3.0