Feeling the force: how pollen tubes deal with obstacles

  • Jan T. Burri, Hannes Vogler, Nino F. Läubli, Chengzhi Hu, Ueli Grossniklaus, Bradley J. Nelson
  • New Phytologist, June 2018, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/nph.15260

What is it about?

Pollen tubes literally feel their way through their environment to avoid obstacles as they deliver sperm cells to the ovule. We measured their force sensitivity to understand this remarkable behavior.

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The following have contributed to this page: Jan Burri and Dr. Ueli Grossniklaus