Pollen-stigma interactions: Identification and characterization of surface components with recognition potential.

@article{Clarke1979PollenstigmaII,
  title={Pollen-stigma interactions: Identification and characterization of surface components with recognition potential.},
  author={Andrew Clarke and Paul A Gleeson and Susan P Harrison and R. Bruce Knox},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1979},
  volume={76 7},
  pages={3358-62}
}
Male-female recognition in flowering plants is initiated by mutual contact of pollen and stigma surface components. Analysis of the surface macromolecules of both stigma and pollen of Gladiolus gandavensis revealed a complex mixture of proteins, glycoproteins, and glycolipids. The carbohydrate-containing components amounted to 6% in pollen and 23% in stigma and contained the monosaccharides galactose, arabinose, glucose, mannose, and rhamnose. All the mannose of both preparations was associated… CONTINUE READING