Lycopodium Gametophyte or Prothallus

Lycopodium Gametophyte
•Spores germinate to form tiny peg shaped short lived gametophyte.
•It depends on fungus for food.
•The gametophyte bears antheridia and archegonia and motile sperms swims to the egg during fertilization.
•The developing young saprophyte initially live as a parasite on gametophyte
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