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Quality of Zea Mays Pollen Grains

  • P. Roeckel
  • C. Digonnet
  • B. Fennet
  • C. Dumas
Conference paper

Abstract

Pollen quality is a parameter which is rather difficult to estimate. In maize, pollen quality has been monitored using cytological (fluorochromatic reaction), (Heslop-Harrison et al. 1984) physiological (water content measurement and in vitro germination), biochemical (ATP assay with luciferine-luciferase reaction) (Matthys-Rochcon E. et al. 1988) and biophysical techniques (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of 31P). All these tests have been performed every 30 min. on samples from the same pollen population which has been submitted to natural ageing process.

Keywords

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Sexual Reproduction Germination Rate Sperm Cell Good Test 
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References

  1. Heslop-Harrison, J., Heslop-Harrison Y., Shivanna K.R. (1984) - The evaluation of pollen quality and a further appraisal of the fluorochromatic (FCR) test procedure. Theor. Appi. Genet. 67: 367–375.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Matthys-Rochon E., Roeckel P., Detchepare S., Wagner V., Vergne P., Dupuis I. (1988) - Plant sperm cells and potential biotechnological prospects. Proceedings of the international conference on research in Plant Sciences and its relevance to future. Dehli, India (In Press).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Roeckel
    • 1
  • C. Digonnet
    • 1
  • B. Fennet
    • 1
  • C. Dumas
    • 1
  1. 1.Reconnaissance Cellulaire et Amélioration des PlantesUCB-LYON IVilleurbanne CedexFrance

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