Pollen wall development: the associated enzymes and metabolic pathways.

  title={Pollen wall development: the associated enzymes and metabolic pathways.},
  author={Jianzhong Jiang and Zhenzhen Zhang and Jackie Cao},
  journal={Plant biology},
  volume={15 2},
Pollen grains are surrounded by a sculpted wall, which protects male gametophytes from various environmental stresses and microbial attacks, and also facilitates pollination. Pollen wall development requires lipid and polysaccharide metabolism, and some key genes and proteins that participate in these processes have recently been identified. Here, we summarise the genes and describe their functions during pollen wall development via several metabolic pathways. A working model involving… CONTINUE READING
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