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Pollen (Pollen grain) [ Botany ]

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  Pollen is the dust-like male reproductive cell of flowering plants and cone-bearing plants.  
The Pollen grains are the microspores of seed plants, produced and shed from the anther of the flower, by which nuclear division has taken place to form a gametophyte (male gamete) enclosed in the spore wall.. Pollen must unite with the female gametes before fertile seeds can be produced (fertilization)





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