Self-incompatibility in plants.

  title={Self-incompatibility in plants.},
  author={Seiji Takayama and Akira Isogai},
  journal={Annual review of plant biology},
Sexual reproduction in many flowering plants involves self-incompatibility (SI), which is one of the most important systems to prevent inbreeding. In many species, the self-/nonself-recognition of SI is controlled by a single polymorphic locus, the S-locus. Molecular dissection of the S-locus revealed that SI represents not one system, but a collection of divergent mechanisms. Here, we discuss recent advances in the understanding of three distinct SI mechanisms, each controlled by two separate… CONTINUE READING
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