Pollen tubes growth in almond flowers
AuthorsW. H. Griggs
Ben T. Iwakiri
Authors AffiliationsWilliam H, Griggs is Professor of Pomology and Pomologist in the Experiment Station, Davis; Ben T. Iwakiri is Staff Research Associate at the University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 29(7):4-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v029n07p4. July 1975.
AbstractA two-year study indicated that, under orchard conditions, it takes 96 to 120 hours for pollen tubes to grow through the styles of almond flowers. In view of a rapid decline in receptivity, probably the result of embryo sac degeneration, it is assumed that the sooner the flower is cross-pollinated after opening, the greater the chance of fertilization and fruit-set.
Griggs W, Iwakiri B. 1975. Pollen tubes growth in almond flowers. Hilgardia 29(7):4-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v029n07p4
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