How many pollengrains enter the ovary?

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kumar985
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How many pollengrains enter the ovary?

Post by kumar985 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:32 am

How many pollen grains enter the ovary during pollination. If only one pollen tube enters,one seed should be formed.But how is it possible to form large nuber of seeds in a single ovary?
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Post by danactsalot » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:12 am

As I understand it, a single pollen grain can contain multiple gametes with which many eggs can be pollinated. Most ovaries have more than one egg, so with enough gametes, they can all be fertilized.

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