PIP1 and PIP2 aquaporins are differentially expressed during tobacco anther and stigma development.

@article{Bots2005PIP1AP,
  title={PIP1 and PIP2 aquaporins are differentially expressed during tobacco anther and stigma development.},
  author={Marc Bots and Richard M. C. Feron and Norbert Uehlein and Koen A P Weterings and Ralf Kaldenhoff and Titti Mariani},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2005},
  volume={56 409},
  pages={113-21}
}
Several processes during sexual reproduction in higher plants involve the movement of water between cells or tissues, such as occurs during dehiscence of the anther and hydration of the pollen grain after it is deposited on a stigma. To get more insight in these processes, a set of putative aquaporins was cloned and it was found that at least 15 are expressed in reproductive organs, which indicates that the control of water flow is important for reproduction. Functional studies in Xenopus… CONTINUE READING