Question

Identify the correct statements with respect to an anther. More than one option can be correct.

  • An anther is always bilobed.

  • Anther lobe with one theca is called dithecous.

  • The bilobed nature of anther is distinct in its longitudinal section.

  • A typical anther is tetragonal and tetrasporangiate.

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Answer

The correct options are:

C: The bilobed nature of anther is distinct in its longitudinal section.

D: A typical anther is tetragonal and tetrasporangiate.

Explanation: Anthers are not always bilobed; some flowers may possess monothecous anthers (containing a single lobe/theca) or polythecous anthers (containing multiple lobes). A typical anther, when viewed in a transverse section, is tetragonal and bilobed, with each lobe housing two microsporangia, making it tetrasporangiate. The bilobed nature is clearly observable in a longitudinal section of the anther.


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