TETRASPORE encodes a kinesin required for male meiotic cytokinesis in Arabidopsis.

@article{Yang2003TETRASPOREEA,
  title={TETRASPORE encodes a kinesin required for male meiotic cytokinesis in Arabidopsis.},
  author={C-Y Yang and Melissa Spielman and Jeremy P Coles and Yong Li and Sunil J. Ghelani and Val{\'e}rie Bourdon and Roy Curtiss Brown and Betty E. Lemmon and R. J. Scott and H. G. Dickinson},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={229-40}
}
A key step in pollen formation is the segregation of the products of male meiosis into a tetrad of microspores, each of which develops into a pollen grain. Separation of microspores does not occur in tetraspore (tes) mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana, owing to the failure of male meiotic cytokinesis. tes mutants thus generate large 'tetraspores' containing all the products of a single meiosis. Here, we report the positional cloning of the TES locus and details of the role played by the TES… CONTINUE READING