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Contact: William Raillant-Clark
University of Montreal

Pollen Tubes Growing through the Microscopic Obstacles

Caption: This image shows pollen tubes growing through the microscopic obstacles in the microchip and the different reactions to the various width-tightness ratios: Squeezing through the slit shaped obstacle (left) and early sperm cell release through bursting.

Credit: Concordia University and University of Montreal

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