A biomechanical model of anther opening reveals the roles of dehydration and secondary thickening

  title={A biomechanical model of anther opening reveals the roles of dehydration and secondary thickening},
  author={M R Nelson and Leah R. Band and Rosemary J. Dyson and Thomas Lessinnes and Darren M. Wells and Caiyun Yang and Nicola M Everitt and Oliver E. Jensen and Zoe A. Wilson},
  booktitle={The New phytologist},
Understanding the processes that underlie pollen release is a prime target for controlling fertility to enable selective breeding and the efficient production of hybrid crops. Pollen release requires anther opening, which involves changes in the biomechanical properties of the anther wall. In this research, we develop and use a mathematical model to understand how these biomechanical processes lead to anther opening. Our mathematical model describing the biomechanics of anther opening… CONTINUE READING


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