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Problem: In the sexual life cycle of plants, a _____.A. sporophyte is the plant that produces the structures that will become gametophytes.B. gametophyte is the plant that produces the sporophyte from a non-fertilized structure.C. gametophyte is the fertilized structure after fusion of the male and female gametes.D. sporophyte is the structure that produces the gametes.

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All plants have sexual life cycles that revolve between two generations: gametophytes and sporophytes. As gametophytes, the plants produce the haploid gametes that unite and fertilize to form the zygote. This zygote develops into a sporophyte through mitosis. 

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In the sexual life cycle of plants, a _____.

A. sporophyte is the plant that produces the structures that will become gametophytes.

B. gametophyte is the plant that produces the sporophyte from a non-fertilized structure.

C. gametophyte is the fertilized structure after fusion of the male and female gametes.

D. sporophyte is the structure that produces the gametes.

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