Pollen

Pollen

Pollen contains the microgametophytes of seed plants. It is a fine coarse powder. These microgametophytes develop into sperm cells. Pollen has a hard coat to protect the sperm as the pollen moves from stamen to the pistil or from the male to female cone. When pollination occurs (the pollen lands on a compatible pistil or cone) it produces a pollen tube which transfers the sperm to the ovule.

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