Disruption of the pollen-expressed FERONIA homologs ANXUR1 and ANXUR2 triggers pollen tube discharge.

@article{BoissonDernier2009DisruptionOT,
  title={Disruption of the pollen-expressed FERONIA homologs ANXUR1 and ANXUR2 triggers pollen tube discharge.},
  author={Aur{\'e}lien Boisson-Dernier and Sucharita Roy and Konstantinos Kritsas and Monica A. Grobei and Miloslawa Jaciubek and Julian I Schroeder and Ueli Grossniklaus},
  journal={Development},
  year={2009},
  volume={136 19},
  pages={3279-88}
}
The precise delivery of male to female gametes during reproduction in eukaryotes requires complex signal exchanges and a flawless communication between male and female tissues. In angiosperms, molecular mechanisms have recently been revealed that are crucial for the dialog between male (pollen tube) and female gametophytes required for successful sperm delivery. When pollen tubes reach the female gametophyte, they arrest growth, burst and discharge their sperm cells. These processes are under… CONTINUE READING