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Sexual Plant Reproduction

, Volume 14, Issue 1–2, pp 41–55 | Cite as

Pollen and pistil in the progamic phase

  • B. H. J. de Graaf
  • J. W. M. Derksen
  • C. Mariani
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Abstract 

The progamic phase, the period of pollen tube growth through the pistil, is a period of specific interactions between the male gametophyte and the pistil. Understanding of pollen germination and pollen tube growth are relevant for the study of pollen-pistil interactions and for understanding the function of components specifically accumulated in the transmitting tissue cell walls and intercellular matrix that may interact with pollen tubes.

Keywords Fertilization Pistil Pollen Reproduction 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. H. J. de Graaf
    • 1
  • J. W. M. Derksen
    • 1
  • C. Mariani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Botany, Graduate School of Experimental Plant Sciences, University of Nijmegen, Toernooiveld 1 KUN, 6525 ED Nijmegen, The Netherlands e-mail: jwm@sci.kun.nl Fax: +31-24-3652490NL

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