Peculiar spindle configuration in the pollen tube revealed by the anti-tubulin immunofluorescence method

  • Osamu Terasaka
  • Tsuneyoshi Niitsu
Short Communication


The spindles in generative cell divisions within the pollen tubes ofCalanthe andImpatiens were revealed by anti-α-tubulin immunofluorescence methods. They were peculiar configurations in which the metaphase chromosomes lay tandemly in some lines along the spindle axis and the sister chromosomes separated anti-parallelly by the spindle elongation during anaphase.

Key words

Calanthe Generative cell Immunofluorescence Impatiens Spindle 


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© The Botanical Society of Japan 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Osamu Terasaka
    • 1
  • Tsuneyoshi Niitsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyJikei University School of MedicineTokyo

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