Pollen-specific pectin methylesterase involved in pollen tube growth.

@article{Tian2006PollenspecificPM,
  title={Pollen-specific pectin methylesterase involved in pollen tube growth.},
  author={Guo-Wei Tian and M H Chen and Adi Zaltsman and Vitaly Citovsky},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={294 1},
  pages={83-91}
}
Pollen tube elongation in the pistil is a crucial step in the sexual reproduction of plants. Because the wall of the pollen tube tip is composed of a single layer of pectin and, unlike most other plant cell walls, does not contain cellulose or callose, pectin methylesterases (PMEs) likely play a central role in the pollen tube growth and determination of… CONTINUE READING