Sexual Plant Reproduction

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 47–47

High-speed pollen release in the white mulberry tree, Morus alba L

  • Philip E. Taylor
  • Gwyneth Card
  • James House
  • Michael H. Dickinson
  • Richard C. Flagan
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DOI: 10.1007/s00497-006-0025-5

Cite this article as:
Taylor, P.E., Card, G., House, J. et al. Sex Plant Reprod (2006) 19: 47. doi:10.1007/s00497-006-0025-5
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Sex Plant Reprod (2005) DOI: 10.1007/s00497-005-0018-9

Unfortunately, the publisher printed the abstract with errors. The correct sentence is given here.

The sudden release of stored elastic energy in the spring-like filament drove the stamen to straighten in less than 25 μs, and propelled the pollen grains to velocities in excess of half the speed of sound.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip E. Taylor
    • 1
  • Gwyneth Card
    • 2
  • James House
    • 1
  • Michael H. Dickinson
    • 2
  • Richard C. Flagan
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Engineering and Applied ScienceCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA