What Does the Anther Do?


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The anther is the part of a flower in which pollen is produced. The anther is part of the stamen.

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The stamen of a flowering plant is the part of the plant that contains a slim filament that supports the anther. The anther is an oval-shaped structure that a flowering plant must have to reproduce. When the anther has produced enough pollen, the pollen moves into small sacs that pop open to spread the pollen around, making it able to create new plants. The flower produces pollen in a process known as meiosis. Meiosis results in the production of four daughter cells in two cell divisions.

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