rejuvenescent spore of diatom is haploid and exospores diploid and statspore haploid and statospore diploid and auxospores

rejuvenescent spore of diatom is
  1. haploid and exospores
  2. diploid and statspore
  3. haploid and statospore
  4. diploid and auxospores

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Apoorva Arora IIT Roorkee
askIITians Faculty 181 Points
8 years ago
The correct option is 4.
In certain species of diatoms, auxospores are specialised cells that are produced at key stages in their cell cycle or life history. Auxospores typically play a role in growth processes, sexual reproduction or dormancy.

Auxospores are involved in re-establishing the normal size in diatoms because successive mitotic cell divisions leads to a decrease in cell size. This occurs because each daughter cell produced by cell division inherits one of the two valves that make up the frustule (a silica cell wall), and then grows a smaller valve within it. Consequently, each division cycle decreases the average size of diatom cells in a population. When its size becomes too small, a dividing diatom cell produces an auxospore to expand its cell size back to that which is normal for vegetative cells.

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