VANGUARD1 encodes a pectin methylesterase that enhances pollen tube growth in the Arabidopsis style and transmitting tract.

@article{Jiang2005VANGUARD1EA,
  title={VANGUARD1 encodes a pectin methylesterase that enhances pollen tube growth in the Arabidopsis style and transmitting tract.},
  author={Lixi Jiang and Shu-lan Yang and Li-Fen Xie and Ching San Puah and Xue-qin Zhang and Wei-Cai Yang and Venkatesan Sundaresan and De zhan Ye},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={584-96}
}
In flowering plants, penetration of the pollen tube through stigma, style, and transmitting tract is essential for delivery of sperm nuclei to the egg cells embedded deeply within female tissues. Despite its importance in plant reproduction, little is known about the underlying molecular mechanisms that regulate the navigation of the pollen tube through the… CONTINUE READING