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Boron in plant reproduction

Dell, B., Huang, L. and Bell, R.W. (2002) Boron in plant reproduction. In: Goldbach, H.E., Rerkasem, B., Wimmer, M.A., Brown, P.H., Thellier, M. and Bell, R.W., (eds.) Boron in Plant and Animal Nutrition. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 103-117.


In the period since the first B symposium in 1997 (Bell and Rerkasem 1997; Dell et al., 1997), progress in defining either structural or metabolic roles for B in reproductive parts of seed plants has been disappointing. However, better control of B in solution (Huang et al., 1999) has allowed B effects on anther and pollen development in wheat to be more fully documented (Huang et al., 2000, 2001 ). This work on wheat is briefly reviewed to highlight principles that are emerging about the function of B in reproductive development.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright: © Kluwer Academic
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