LM of pollen grains of Epilobium

LM of pollen grains of Epilobium

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Caption: Light micrograph of pollen grains of the Willow herb, Epilobium. Each grain has three wing-like structures which assist in its dispersal by the wind. Pollen grains contain the male gametes. They germinate on the female stigma of the flower, growing a tube which enters the ovary. The male nuclei pass down this tube to fertilize an ovule and form a seed. Magnification: unknown. Given magnification: x180 at 35mm size, but this is inconsistent with B786/387 given as x80.

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Keywords: botany, epilobium, light micrograph, nature, plant, plants, pollen, pollination, reproduction, reproductive, type, willow herb, wind, wind dispersed, winged

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