Buttercup pollen with leaf trichome, SEM

Buttercup pollen with leaf trichome, SEM

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Credit: PETER BOND, EM CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Buttercup (Ranunculus repens) pollen (orange) with a trichome (leaf hair, green), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Pollen grains are reproductive structures produced by the male parts of flowering plants. Trichomes are specialised structures that may perform several functions, such as preventing water loss or deterring animals from eating the plant. Magnification: x180 when printed at 10 centimetres across.

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