What Is the Mature Microspore of a Seed Plant Called?

Seed-bearing plants produce microspores during meiosis as part of the reproductive process. These become the pollen grains, according to Michael J. Gregory, Ph.D at Clinton Community College of the State University of New York. These pollen grains fertilize the egg cells, which produce seeds.

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