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Where does the pollen travel?
A pollen tube grows through the tissues of the flower until it reaches an ovule inside the ovary . The nucleus of the pollen grain (the male gamete ) then passes along the pollen tube and joins with the nucleus of the ovule (the female gamete). This process is called fertilisation .
Where does fertilization occur in flower?
Fertilization occurs in the ovary of the female flower.
What is pollen formation and where does it occur?
Each pollen grain is a minute body, of varying shape and structure, formed in the male structures of seed-bearing plants and transported by various means (wind, water, insects, etc.) to the female structures, where fertilization occurs. In angiosperms, pollen is produced by the anthers of the stamens in flowers.
What part of the tree produces pollen?
The stamen is the pollen producing part of the flower. The stamen is usually accompanied by a slender this supports the anther. The anther is the area of the stamen which is where the pollen is produced.
Where is the pollen of a conifer?
Conifers often produce pollen cones lower in the tree than the seed cones. The wind is more likely to blow the pollen to another tree than up to the seed cones above on the same tree. This is particularly true of the firs, which produce seed cones near the treetop. Their pollen cones are typically lower in the tree.
Where does the pollen tube go during fertilization?
When a pollen grain comes into contact with the stigma, or top of the pistil, it sends a pollen tube down into the ovary at the pistil’s base. As the pollen tube penetrates the ovule, it releases two sperm cells.
Where does pollination take place in a plant?
Pollination is an essential part of plant reproduction. Pollen from a flower’s anthers (the male part of the plant) rubs or drops onto a pollinator. The pollinator then take this pollen to another flower, where the pollen sticks to the stigma (the female part).
Where do pollen grains go after they land on the stigma?
After pollen grains land on the stigma, a pollen tube grows from the pollen grain, through the style, and into the ovary. Sperm cells inside the pollen grain travel down the pollen tube and into the ovary which contains the ovules. Fertilization occurs when one of the sperm cells fuses with the egg inside of an ovule.
Where does fertilization of the egg cell take place?
Fertilization occurs when pollen grains (male gametophytes) are carried by the wind to the open end of an ovule, which contains the eggs, or female gametophyte. There, the pollen grain develops an outgrowth called a pollen tube, which eventually penetrates to the egg cell within one of the archegonia.