POLLEN GRAINS UNDER FOLDSCOPE

College – Vellalar College for Women (Autonomous)

Principal Investigator – Dr. S. Sharmila       

Project Assistants – E.K. Ramya, S. Mownika.

I have observed the pollen grains of Adhatoda vasica, Tecoma stans and Solanum trilobatum through foldscope.

Pollen grains

Pollen grains represent the male portion of the reproductive process in plants and trees. These tiny bodies are swirling in the air and on the legs of insects so that they can join the female part of the plant to create a new seed. This important process is known as fertilization.

Pollen – 1:  Adhatoda vasica Nees.

Radially symmetrical pollen grains view through the foldscope

Pollen – 2: Tecoma stans Linn.

Bilateral symmetrical pollen grains

Pollen – 3: Solanum trilobatum Linn.

Radially symmetrical pollen grains

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