Ladybell flower pollen, SEM

Ladybell flower pollen, SEM

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Caption: Ladybell flower pollen grains. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of pollen grains from the ladybell flower (Adenophora triphylla). The characteristic outer wall, or exine, of pollen grains is used by botanists to recognise and classify plants. Each 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: x2100 when printed at 10 centimetres tall.

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