A 28-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: pollen?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Plant reproduction: Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing and upper respiratory problems.
Answered on Dec 13, 2012
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