Explain what happens during alternation of generations in plants. Can you please make it specific and easy to understand? Thank you.

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The alternation of generations in plants is an expression chiefly used in describing the life cycle of plants – meaning the Archaeplastida. Alternation of generations also goes by the names "metagenesis" or "heterogenesis."

Simply explained, the alternation of generations in plants is a reproductive cycle of those plants, fungi, as well as protists in which a sexual reproductive phase interchanges or "alternates” with an asexual reproductive phase. For example, some protists undergo an alternation of generations. These include the slime molds, foraminifera, and numerous marine algae.

In principal, the aforementioned phases (generations), are often...

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