Tetralogy of Flowerot…

This is some interesting structure I came across while trying to grow some pollen tubes using grape juice. And this seems as if four pollen tubes just grew and got fused (likely?).

What do you all community of foldscopers think about this? Please comment on how likely this might be an artefact…

Magnification : 140×4.0x

Thank you,


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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Fascinating picture. It’s possible but unlikely. Another hypothesis in the table would be that this is the remaining liquid (the rest dried out); and the liquid interface would form this fused pattern.

    Can’t wait to see your pollen tube growth time lapse.


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