Exposure to water increased pollen longevity of pondweed (Potamogeton spp.) indicates different mechanisms ensuring pollination success of angiosperms in aquatic habitat

@article{Zhang2010ExposureTW,
  title={Exposure to water increased pollen longevity of pondweed (Potamogeton spp.) indicates different mechanisms ensuring pollination success of angiosperms in aquatic habitat},
  author={X. Zhang and R. Gituru and Chun-feng Yang and Y. Guo},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={939-953}
}
  • X. Zhang, R. Gituru, +1 author Y. Guo
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Pollen longevity in seven Potamogeton species representing different pollination systems (anemophily, epihydrophily and hydroautogamy) was assessed both under aerial condition and in contact with water to investigate how water impacts the sexual reproduction in these aquatic taxa. Stainability of pollen with MTT was considered as an indicator of pollen viability. The half-life of pollen longevity was calculated using exponential decay regression. Overall, pollen viability decreased relatively… CONTINUE READING
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