Potato Research

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 335–336 | Cite as

New type of pollen sterility in potatoes

  • R. K. Birhman
  • R. Chandra
Short Communication


A new type of pollen sterility has been observed in commercial potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) where abundant, non-aborted, apparently normal-looking but non-functional pollen grains are produced.

Additional keywords

non-aborted non-functional 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Birhman
    • 1
  • R. Chandra
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Potato Research InstituteSimlaIndia

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