Pollen and gamete nomenclature

Jon Greenberg jongreen at BLUEMARBLE.NET
Thu Sep 2 14:28:35 EST 1999


I have been criticized for referring to pollen as the male gamete. How
do you all handle this issue? Do you say that seed plants have sperm
cells, and the pollen is simply a structure that carries these gametes?

Many thanks.

Jon Greenberg




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