CMC Medical CMC-Medical VELLORE Solved Paper-2007

  • question_answer The number of pollen grains produced by head inflorescence of Asteraceae (Compositae) having 10 flowers. If each anther produces 20 pollen grains are

    A)  300                                       

    B)  500

    C)  800                                       

    D)  1,000

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

                     Each flower has, 5 stamens. So total stamens are   5 x 10   and   total   pollen   are 5 x 10 x 20 = 1000. In cyathium, each male flower is represented by single stamen.


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