A bilobed dithecous anther has 100 microspore mother cells per microsporangium. How many male gametophytes this anther can produce.

C.B.S.E 2015

Answer

Total pollen sacs or microsporangia in bilobed dithecous anther =4
Each pollen sac has 100 microspore mother cells.
So total microspore mother cell in 4 pollen sacs=4*100=400
Meiosis produces 4 pollen grains or male gametophytes.
Meiosis in 400 microspore mother cell will produce=400*4=1600 pollen grains or male gametophytes.

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