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Vesicle Dynamics in Pollen Tubes

  • Jill M. Picton
  • Martin W. Steer
  • John C. Earnshaw
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 59)

Abstract

Pollen tubes are apically growing plant cells in which extension is accompanied by the fusion of vesicles with the tube tip. The vesicles arise from numerous dictyosomes, elements of the Golgi apparatus, present within the cytoplasm (Fig. 1). At the tip, the vesicles provide both the membrane and the cell wall carbohydrates necessary for the extension of the tube.

Keywords

Correlation Function Pollen Tube Pollen Tube Growth Fusion Rate Migration Velocity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jill M. Picton
    • 1
  • Martin W. Steer
    • 1
  • John C. Earnshaw
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyThe Queen’s University of BelfastN. Ireland
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsThe Queen’s University of BelfastN. Ireland

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