Algae are known to reproduce asexually by a variety of spores under different environmental conditions. Name these spores and the conditions under which they are produced.

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Ans. Algae procreates asexually with the help of various spores in different environmental conditions. These spores and the environmental conditions in which they are produced: -

Type of spore
Zoospore - They have thin walls, have flagellated motile spores as they contain flagella.
They develop in favourable conditions and spread by wind.
Aplanospore - They have thin walls, have non-motile spores, and are equipped with flagella.
They develop in unfavourable conditions.
Hypnospore - The spores are made up of thick cell walls to withstand unfavourable conditions. They develop in unfavourable conditions.Akinetes -
They develop from vegetative cells and are known to serve as resting cells. They develop in unfavourable conditions.
Statospores - They resemble akinetes and are found in diatoms.
They develop in unfavourable conditions.

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