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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Self-Incompatibility and Other Pollen-Pistil Interactions

Author
item McCormick, Sheila

Submitted to: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 1998
Publication Date: February 1, 1998

Interpretive Summary: Self-incompatibility allows plants to recognize and reject pollen from the same plant, thereby reducing inbreeding. Although in most cases self-incompatibility is controlled by a single genetic locus, recent results show that surprisingly complex signal transduction pathways and many players are involved in pollen recognition and rejection.

Technical Abstract: Self-incompatibility allows plants to recognize and reject pollen from the same plant, thereby reducing inbreeding. Although in most cases self-incompatibility is controlled by a single genetic locus, recent results show that surprisingly complex signal transduction pathways and many players are involved in pollen recognition and rejection.

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