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noun, plural: anthers

(1) Pollen-bearing structure in the stamen (male organ) of the flower usually located on top of the filament of the stamen.

(2) Plant structure containing the pollen.


Anthers bear the pollen, which when mature is set free by anthers bursting open (dehiscence) or sometimes forming pores.

Word origin: from Ancient Greek anthera, feminine of antheros "flowery," from anthos "flower".

Related forms: antheral (adjective), antherless (adjective).
Related phrases: anther cap, anther culture, Valve - Anther.

Compare: ovule.
See also: flower.

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Structure of flower

... serve to attract pollinators to the plant. Corolla All the petals together form the corolla. Stamen Male part of the flower, consisting of the anther and filament, makes pollen grains. Filament The stalk of the stamen which bears the anther. Anther The pollen bearing portion of a stamen. Pollen ...

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by snowfall
Thu May 30, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Structure of flower
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Re: sporophytic haploids....is it true?

... is very rare. Haploid sporocytes were first reported in Datura stramonium (q.v.). The frequency of haploid plants can be greatly increased using anther culture (q.v.). Homozygous diploid plants can then be generated by treatment with colchicine (q.v.).

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by sara135
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: sporophytic haploids....is it true?
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DNA restriction map drawing...

... only 1 alone but 2 when together with EcoRI.... so is it circular or linear fragment? how could i locate the site unambigously with respect to one anther? any uncertainty with respect to the map?

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by scholesmu
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DNA restriction map drawing...
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Identifying gram negative bacillus(rod) bacteria

There are many other biochemical tests that can be performed anther easy one being a catalase test. There are a few good microbiology lab manuals out there.

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by stopherlogic
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Identifying gram negative bacillus(rod) bacteria
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Genetics related MCQ

... by the environment A 1&4, B 2&3, C 2&4, D 3&4 4. Which process cld produce a large number of genetically identical plants? A anther culture B embryo culture C pollen cultue D protoplast culture My attempts: For 1,i chose D - but now I'm unsure if A cld be the answer. Is the ...

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by Navin
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetics related MCQ
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