pollen tube cell
- plant anatomy
- exact: célula del tubo polínico (Spanish)
- exact: 花粉管細胞 (Japanese)
- A native plant cell (PO:0025606) that develops from a microgametophyte vegetative cell (PO:0020099) and forms a tubular extension of the pollen (PO:0025281). [source: POC:Laurel_Cooper, POC:Ramona_Walls]
- Carries the male gametes (PO:0025006) into or near the plant ovule (PO:0020003). May be branched in gymnosperms. See GO for pollen tube (GO:0090406) or pollen tube tip (GO:0090404).
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