Sperm Identification in Maize by Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization.

@article{Shi1996SpermII,
  title={Sperm Identification in Maize by Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization.},
  author={Liang Shi and Tong Zhu and H. Lloyd Mogensen and Paul Keim},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={1996},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={815-821}
}
The two sperm cells of common origin within the pollen tube of flowering plants are each involved in a fertilization event. It has long been recognized that preferential fusion of one sperm with the egg can occur in B chromosome-containing lines of maize. If the second pollen mitosis begins with a single B chromosome, nondisjunction will result in one sperm possessing two B chromosomes and the other containing no B chromosomes. The B chromosome-containing sperm most often fertilizes the egg… CONTINUE READING
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