Journal article

SELF-INCOMPATIBILITY IN FLOWERING PLANTS

JF GOLZ, AE CLARKE, E NEWBIGIN

CURRENT OPINION IN GENETICS & DEVELOPMENT | CURRENT BIOLOGY LTD | Published : 1995

Abstract

Fertilization in flowering plants begins with a pollen grain bearing the male gametes landing on the female stigma. Several mechanisms enable the stigma to discriminate between the different types of pollen that it may receive, of which the best studied is self-incompatibility. The molecules that regulate self-incompatibility are well characterized in two plant families, the Solanaceae and Brassicaceae. This list has recently been extended to include candidates for self-incompatibility molecules from the Rosaceae, Papaveraceae and Poaceae. The information provided by the sequences of these molecules gives insight into the mechanisms and evolution of self-incompatibility in the different fami..

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