Micropylar pollen tube guidance and burst: adapted from defense mechanisms?

@article{Dresselhaus2009MicropylarPT,
  title={Micropylar pollen tube guidance and burst: adapted from defense mechanisms?},
  author={Thomas Dresselhaus and Mihaela L. M{\'a}rton},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={773-80}
}
After the first description of fertilization in flowering plants some 125 years ago (Strasburger E: Neue-Untersuchungen über den Befruchtungsvorgang bei den Phanerogamen als Grundlage für eine Theorie der Zeugung. Gustav Fischer; 1884), we are finally beginning to understand the various molecular mechanisms leading to sperm delivery and discharge inside the hidden micropylar region of the female gametophyte (embryo sac). The last phase of pollen tube guidance culminating in tube burst and… CONTINUE READING