Intra-ovarian Pollination in Papaver rhoeas L.


IN many crosses plant-breeders are confronted with one or more of the following problems : (1) the pollen grains may fail to germinate on a foreign stigma ; (2) if they germinate, the pollen tubes may remain short and burst during their passage ; (3) even if the tubes grow successfully, their progress may be so slow that the ovary becomes abscissed before they reach the ovules.

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KANTA, K. Intra-ovarian Pollination in Papaver rhoeas L.. Nature 188, 683–684 (1960).

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