Populations of plastids and mitochondria during male reproductive cell maturation in Nicotiana tabacum L.: A cytological basis for occasional biparental inheritance

The dynamics of plastid and mitochondrial populations in male reproductive cells of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) were examined during development using serial ultrathin sections and transmission electron microscopy to reconstruct 58 generative cells and 31 sperm cells at selected stages of maturation from generative cell formation through gametic fusion… CONTINUE READING