Enzymic Breakdown of Stigmatic Cuticula of Flowers

@article{HEINEN1961EnzymicBO,
  title={Enzymic Breakdown of Stigmatic Cuticula of Flowers},
  author={W. HEINEN and H. F. LINSKENS},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1961},
  volume={191},
  pages={1416}
}
  • W. HEINEN, H. F. LINSKENS
ENZYME preparations from different microorganisms are able to break down the leaf cutin of different plants1,2. Furthermore, the incompatibility reaction in Oruciferae occurs on the surface of the stigma papillae: pollen tubes are unable to penetrate the cuticle of the stigma cells3 after self-pollination. Therefore we tried to determine the activity of an enzyme preparation from Penicillium spinulosum Thom, on cutin preparations of several sources and especially on stigma cutin isolated from… CONTINUE READING