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Growth PotentialPlay
A spore has the potential to develop into a complex organism like a plant or mushroom. SlideJust as a seed turns into a tree, a fungal spore can grow into a mushroom.
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Nonflowering SpreadPlay
Unlike flowering plants that use seeds, nonflowering plants and fungi mainly rely on spores to reproduce. SlideFerns spread by releasing spores into the air.
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Spore DispersalPlay
Spores can be spread by wind, water, or animals, reaching different locations for growth. SlideThe dandelion's spores were carried away by the breeze.