Early signs of disruption of wheat anther development associated with the induction of male sterility by meiotic-stage water deficit

Abstract

 Water deficit during meiosis in microspore mother cells of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) induces male sterility, which reduces grain yield. In plants stressed during meiosis and then re-watered, division of microspore mother cells seems to proceed normally, but subsequent pollen development is arrested. Stress-affected anthers generally lack starch. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s004970050066

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