I think that the spores produced by the bread mould plant are actually its seeds but my textbook says that it isn't.

I think that spores are seeds of bread mould because both spores and seeds perform similar function, both of them developed into a new plant under favourable environmental conditions.

Do you agree with me?

Note:I am a high school student and English is my second language. Thanks!

  • $\begingroup$ Don't forget that fungi are phylogenetically closer to animals than they are to plants. $\endgroup$
    – Karl Kjer
    Dec 12 '17 at 14:35

It really is about language, and science uses precise terms. So although spores seem similar to seeds, "seed" is a specific term for a fertilized ovule that is restricted to conifers and seed plants, or gymnosperms and angiosperms. Moss and ferns, which are deeper on the phylogeny of plants, don't make seeds either, but reproduce with spores.


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