Reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide mediate actin reorganization and programmed cell death in the self-incompatibility response of papaver.

@article{Wilkins2011ReactiveOS,
  title={Reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide mediate actin reorganization and programmed cell death in the self-incompatibility response of papaver.},
  author={Katie A Wilkins and James M. Bancroft and Maurice Bosch and Jennifer Ings and Nicholas Smirnoff and Vernonica E Franklin-Tong},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={156 1},
  pages={404-16}
}
Pollen-pistil interactions are critical early events regulating pollination and fertilization. Self-incompatibility (SI) is an important mechanism to prevent self-fertilization and inbreeding in higher plants. Although data implicate the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO) in pollen-pistil interactions and the regulation of pollen tube growth, there has been a lack of studies investigating ROS and NO signaling in pollen tubes in response to defined… CONTINUE READING