Sexual Plant Reproduction

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 3–5 | Cite as

Double-fertilization, from myths to reality

Overview

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, 1 research LinkNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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