Christmas cactus pollen, SEM

Christmas cactus pollen, SEM

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This image is part of the sequence Pollen app (pollen)

Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera sp.) pollen grain, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). A pollen grain contains a male gamete (reproductive cell) that is intended to fertilise an egg or ovule (female gamete), and initiate the formation of a seed for a new plant. Magnification: x1250 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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