Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 68, Issue 3, pp 193–206 | Cite as

The role of peroxidases in pistil-pollen interactions

  • G. M. M. Bredemeijer


The majority of pistil peroxidases are involved in processes related to growth, development and senescence. Only the tissue specific peroxidases in the transmitting tissue of the style may play a direct role in the regulation of pollen tube growth. The pollen peroxidases may function mainly in growth regulation and tube wall formation and play a role in the interaction between pollen and pistil by metabolizing the phenolic compounds in the pistil.

Key words

Peroxidase activity Peroxidase isoenzymes Stigma Style Pistil 


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  • G. M. M. Bredemeijer
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  1. 1.Research Institute ITALAA WageningenThe Netherlands

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