Pollen Maturation and Desiccation Tolerance

  • Folkert A. Hoekstra
  • Tineke van Roekel
  • Nick ten Pas

Abstract

Pollen generally is tolerant to severe desiccation (Hoekstra, 1986). The molecular mechanism of this tolerance is far from elucidated, however.

Keywords

Sugar Sucrose Starch Carbohydrate Lipase 

Abbreviations

PC

phosphatidylcholine

PE

phosphatidylethanolamine

PA

phosphatidic acid

FDA

fluorescein diacetate

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Folkert A. Hoekstra
    • 1
  • Tineke van Roekel
    • 1
  • Nick ten Pas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Physiology of the Agricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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