The gametophyte is a dominant phase

Question:

The gametophyte is a dominant phase in the life cycle of a bryophyte. Explain.

Solution:

Due to the alteration in the gametophytic and sporophytic life Bryophyte shows haplodiplonic life cycle. The major part is dominated by the haploid gametophytic phase.

They are independent, photosynthetic and haploid phase. Inside gametophyte, the antheridium and archegonia are formed. Later fertilization will occur and zygote will be

formed. Zygote developed into sporophytes which is small & is dependent on the gametophyte for water and food.

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