Peculiar spindle configuration in the pollen tube revealed by the anti-tubulin immunofluorescence method
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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 wordsCalanthe Generative cell Immunofluorescence Impatiens Spindle
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