Ion dynamics and hydrodynamics in the regulation of pollen tube growth

  title={Ion dynamics and hydrodynamics in the regulation of pollen tube growth},
  author={Laura Zonia and Sofia Cordeiro and Jos{\'e} A Feij{\'o}},
  journal={Sexual Plant Reproduction},
A coherent picture of pollen tube growth is beginning to emerge that couples ion dynamics with biochemical, biophysical and cytological processes in ordered and controlled feedback circuits that define the nature of polarized apical growth. It is a paradox, however, that complete understanding of the mechanical forces that drive cell elongation in this system still remains to be fully achieved. The results of our recent studies to characterize Cl– ion dynamics during apical growth in tobacco… CONTINUE READING
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