Pollen grain of Sycamore tree

Pollen grain of Sycamore tree

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Caption: Pollen grain. False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a pollen grain of the Sycamore tree, Acer pseudoplatanus. It is triangularly shaped with coat ornamentation. When the pollen grain containing the male gametes lands on the stigma of a Sycamore flower, it germinates. A pollen tube will grow out of the pollen grain into the stigma, and down this tube the male "nuclei" will travel towards the ovaries. When an ovule in the ovary is then fertilized, a seed is formed. Magnification: x1,600 at 6x4.5cm size.

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Keywords: acer pseudoplatanus, botany, nature, plant, plants, pollen, reproduction, reproductive, sycamore, type

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