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Under a magnification of 844X, this scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image revealed some of the ultrastructural features found amongst a collection of pollen contained within the dehisced, or ruptured, anther of a yellow sundrops, Oenothera fruticosa flower. Note the pollen grains embedded in a sandy-like substance known as pollenkitt. This finely granulated substance, represents the remains of disintegrated tapetum cells, which during pollen development, surrounds the maturing pollen grains.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Janice Haney Carr, Betsy Crane
Creation Date: 2006
Photo Credit: Janice Haney Carr
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