Referencing this article: What are spores?
'A spore is typically a single cell surrounded by a thick cell wall for protection.'
So a spore is a 'cell'? This implies that a spore is a living thing; and not just a means to a living thing.
If this is the case, where does the spore get its energy? Oxygen, water, etc.? Is there a name for the mechanism with which a spore extracts/obtains energy?
So many questions!