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Differentiate between a zoospore and a zygote.

13. Differentiate between a zoospore and a zygote.

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The differences between zoospore and zygote are as follows:

     Zoospore            Zygote
 It is an asexual reproductive body  It is the result of sexual reproduction

Zoospores contain flagella, so they are motile

The zygote does not contain flagella, so it is non-motile 

Zoospores can be haploid in some organisms and diploid in some others

A zygote is formed as a result of 
Zoospores give rise to new individuals after germination

The zygote undergoes development to form an embryo which gives rise to new individual

These are formed in lower organisms The zygote is formed in higher plants and animals