Male sterility and anther wall structure in Copper-deficient plants
Dell, B. (1981) Male sterility and anther wall structure in Copper-deficient plants. Annals of Botany, 48 (5). pp. 599-608.
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Anther development and pollen sterility were followed in plants of wheat, oat, barley, sweetcorn, sunflower, petunia and subterraneum clover grown at a range of copper supplies. Copper-deficient plants had increased pollen sterility.
Lignified wall thickenings were reduced or absent in the endothecia of anthers from Cu-deficient plants. Reduced seed set may result both from reduced pollen fertility or failure of the stomia to rupture due to decreased lignification of anther walls.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Environmental and Life Sciences|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Copyright:||1981 Annals of Botany Company|
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