Pollen

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Pollen of a seed plant is a powder that contains gametophytes that eventually yield male sperm cells. Pollen is coated by a solid material in order protect the male gametes inside. Upon coming in contact with a viable cone or pistil, pollen germinates and allows for the sperm to transfer to the ovule and thus pollination occurs. By this process, plants reproduce. Essentially, the function of pollen is to protect the sperm inside and ease its dispersal to different areas. Pollen can spread by different means including by the means of wind and animal fur. The flowers depicted above are plentiful in pollen that can potentially be used to create more plants.

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