Meiosis Practical: Anthers
    • Anthers are structures in flowering plants which make pollen.
    • They are the site of production of male gametes - which are created by meiosis.
    • Click on the link to download a practical schedule for observing meiosis in anthers.
    • The practical involves softening cells from anthers of a lily flower using acid and heat, then staining the genetic material using acetic orcein.
    • Use a microscope to view cells in various stages of meiosis.