Studies on pollen storage of some crop plants

Vasil, I.K. (1962) Studies on pollen storage of some crop plants. Journal of the Indian Botanical Society, 41. pp. 178-196.

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ATTEMPTS by plant breeders and horticulturists to cross different varieties, species or even genera, with a view to produce newer and improved types of plants better suited to human requirements, have often met with failure due to several reasons. The main hurdles in the execution of these projects are: flowering of selected parents at difrerent times or at distant places, failure of pollen grains to germinate on stigma, bursting of pollen tubes in stigma. style or ovary, slow growth of pollen tubes so that they do not reach ovules before abscission of the flower, and failure of pollen tube to open and release the male gametes in the embryo-sac

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Botany, University of Delhi-6
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 09:33
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2012 09:33

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