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Pollen Specific Gene Expression during Development and Germination in Tobacco

  • Koen Weterings
  • Wim Reijnen
  • Jan Schrauwen
  • Marinus van Herpen
  • Peter de Groot
  • Margryt Oldenhof
  • George Wullems
Conference paper

Abstract

The pollen grain represents the male part of the sexual reproduction cycle of the higher plant. In itself it combines a transport unit and a producer of sperm cells. Thus the pollen grain or male gametophyte is the effector of the active dispersal of the plant’s genotype. Because of it’s crucial function energetic biochemical, cytological and physiological research has been performed on this highly differentiated haploid organ. Molecular biological processes lying at the basis of pollen development have been studied only in recent years (Giles and Prakash, 1987; Mascarenhas, 1990).

Keywords

Pollen Tube Pollen Tube Growth Pollen Development Mature Pollen Aspergillus Nidulans 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Koen Weterings
  • Wim Reijnen
  • Jan Schrauwen
  • Marinus van Herpen
  • Peter de Groot
  • Margryt Oldenhof
  • George Wullems

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