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A moss plant produces a large number of antherozoids but relatively only a few egg cells. Why?
Why do moss plants produce very large number of male gametes? Provide one reason. What are these gametes called?

Antherozoids are motile male gametophyles which have to swim on the water surface to fertilize the immotile female gametophyle i.e., egg. Since, during its transfer many antherozoids get destroyed, a large number of them are produced.

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