Do Anti-Oxidants and Local Anaesthetics Extend Pollen Longevity during Dry Storage?

  • Folkert A. Hoekstra
  • Jan H. M. Barten


When not deposited at the right place, on the stigma, mature pollen may lose vitality by inappropriate metabolic processes at elevated moisture contents (Hoekstra and Bruinsma 1975a,1980). In general, however, pollen have the ability of surviving short periods of dehydration at the end of their maturation in the anther and during dispersal. This requires a special condition of pollen membranes as they apparently do not disintegrate upon dehydration, in contrast to membranes from shoots and leaves.


Free Fatty Acid Free Fatty Acid Content Germination Medium Pollen Species Impatiens Glandulifera 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Folkert A. Hoekstra
  • Jan H. M. Barten
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Plant Physiol, AUWageningenHolland

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