Pollen and gamete nomenclature

Kathleen Archer Kathleen.Archer at trincoll.edu
Thu Sep 2 15:57:07 EST 1999


I'm not a morphologist, but I think the correct name for pollen is immature
male gametophyte.  It is the life stage that bears the male gametes, but is
not itself a gamete.
Kath Archer



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