High-speed pollen release in the white mulberry tree, Morus alba L

@article{Taylor2005HighspeedPR,
  title={High-speed pollen release in the white mulberry tree, Morus alba L},
  author={Philip E. Taylor and Gwyneth M. Card and J. M. House and Michael H. Dickinson and Richard C. Flagan},
  journal={Sexual Plant Reproduction},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={19-24}
}
Anemophilous plants described as catapulting pollen explosively into the air have rarely attracted detailed examination. [] Key Method We investigated floral anthesis in a male mulberry tree with high-speed video and a force probe. The stamen was inflexed within the floral bud. Exposure to dry air initially resulted in a gradual movement of the stamen. This caused fine threads to tear at the stomium, ensuring dehiscence of the anther, and subsequently enabled the anther to slip off a restraining pistillode…

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