Pollen grains of Common Mallow

Pollen grains of Common Mallow

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Caption: False colour scanning electron micrograph of pollen grains of Common Mallow, Malva sylvestris. The grains are spherical & about 108 micrometres across. Their outer wall (exine) consists of numerous sharp spines which enables the pollen to attach to the body appendages of insects. The pollen is thus dispersed to other flowers which the insect visits to feed from. When the pollen, containing the male gametes, is transferred to the stigma of another flower, it germinates. A pollen tube grows out from the grain, down through the stigma, to the ovary to fertilize the ovules and a seed is formed. Magnification: X143 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: botany, common mallow, mallow, malva sylvestris, nature, plant, plants, pollen, reproduction, reproductive, scanning electron micrograph, sem, type

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