Pollen Competitive Ability in Maize Selection and Single Gene Analysis

  • E. Ottaviano
  • P. Sidoti
  • M. Villa


Pollen competitive ability is one of the major components of gametophytic fitness; it depends mainly on germination time, tube growth rate and fertilization ability. The resulting gametophytic selection can produce significant evolutionary changes (1,2) and can be used to develop efficient methods of plant breeding (3,4,5).


Pollen Tube Pollen Development Genetic Male Sterility Single Gene Analysis Pollen Tube Growth Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Ottaviano
    • 1
  • P. Sidoti
    • 1
  • M. Villa
    • 1
  1. 1.Sezione di Genetica e MicrobiologiaDipartimento di BiologiaMilanoItaly

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