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Role of the Male Gametophyte in Dallisgrass Reproduction1


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  1. Vol. 52 No. 3, p. 134-137
    Received: June 29, 1959

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  1. J. A. Wilson and
  2. E. C. Holt22



Pollination is necessary for seed set in common and yellow-anthered dallisgrass. Although common has a high percentage of aborted pollen, there appears to be enough functional pollen for good seed set. Growth of pollen tubes into the ovule of common and yellow-anthered dallisgrass is a prerequisite for endosperm formation. Pollination is not essential for embryogenesis in common but is necessary in the yellow-anthered type.

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