Pollen carbohydrates and water content during development, presentation, and dispersal: a short review

@article{Pacini2006PollenCA,
  title={Pollen carbohydrates and water content during development, presentation, and dispersal: a short review},
  author={Ettore Pacini and Massimo Guarnieri and M Nepi},
  journal={Protoplasma},
  year={2006},
  volume={228},
  pages={73-77}
}
Pollen accumulates starch reserves during development and the final stage of ripening. Before the anther opens, starch is totally or partially converted to pectins, glucose, fructose, sucrose, and to some unknown polysaccharides. Pollen is exposed to dispersing agents in an arrested developmental state which differs according to pollen water content. Pollen is classified as partially dehydrated or partially hydrated. The final water content may be reached before or after anther opening… CONTINUE READING

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