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A rapid and simple procedure to determine stigma receptivity


 We describe a new method to determine stigma receptivity by using a Peroxtesmo esterase indicator paper liquid (one paper+1 ml water). This technique enables the researcher to check instantly the receptivity of various types of stigmas and to locate the receptive area.

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Received: 13 November 1997 / Revision accepted: 16 March 1998

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Dafni, A., Maués, M. A rapid and simple procedure to determine stigma receptivity. Sex Plant Reprod 11, 177–180 (1998).

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  • Key words Stigma
  • Receptivity
  • Esterases