Callose provides a useful phenotypic bioassay in plant breeding to determine: incompatibility system; gametophytic competition; and stigma and ovule viability. Callose appearance in ovules may be associated with senescence, and used to determine the effective pollination period. In incompatible matings, callose formation is specific and related to rejection phenomena. The stigma callose response is induced by informational molecules carried by the germinal line, i.e. self or interspecific pollen, but not by the somatic line. Several methods of visualizing callose are reviewed. The role of callose in pollen-stigma interactions has many analogies with host-parasite interactions, and a model is proposed based on relationships between callose, boron and inhibitor (phytoalexin-like) synthesis. The callose response provides a useful tool for the biotechnology of seed production.
Effect of carbon dioxide and relative humidity on self incompatibility in cauliflower, Brassica oleracea
Self-incompatibility and interspecific incompatibility: relationships in intra- and interspecific crosses of Zinnia elegans Jacq. and Z. angustifolia HBK (Compositae)
Reproduction and cytogenetic characterization of interspecific hybrids derived from crosses between Brassica carinata and B. rapa
Regulation of callose synthase activity in situ in alamethicin-permeabilized Arabidopsis and tobacco suspension cells
Alteration of the self-incompatibility phenotype in Brassica by transformation of the antisense SLG gene
Linking self-incompatibility, dichogamy, and flowering synchrony in two Euphorbia species: alternative mechanisms for avoiding self-fertilization?
Combination of multiple resistance traits from wild relative species in Chrysanthemum via trigeneric hybridization
Production of partial new-typed Brassica napus by introgression of genomic components from B. rapa and B. carinata
Microtubule involvement in the deposition of radial fibrillar callose arrays in stomata of the fern Asplenium nidus L
Female sterility associated with increased clonal propagation suggests a unique combination of androdioecy and asexual reproduction in populations of Cardamine amara (Brassicaceae)
Filamentous actin accumulates during plant cell penetration and cell wall plug formation in Phytophthora infestans
Amborella trichopoda (Amborellaceae) and the evolutionary developmental origins of the angiosperm progamic phase
Callose biosynthesis in Arabidopsis with a focus on pathogen response: what we have learned within the last decade
Multidomain, Surface Layer-associated Glycoside Hydrolases Contribute to Plant Polysaccharide Degradation by Caldicellulosiruptor Species
Identification of High-Temperature Tolerant Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) Genotypes through Leaf and Pollen Traits
BIPARENTAL INBREEDING DEPRESSION IN THE SELF-INCOMPATIBLE ANNUAL PLANT GAILLARDIA PULCHELLA (ASTERACEAE)
Effect of high temperature on the reproductive development of chickpea genotypes under controlled environments
Effects on Plant Growth and Reproduction of a Peach R2R3-MYB Transcription Factor Overexpressed in Tobacco
Oscillations of redox states in synchronously dividing cultures of Acanthamoeba castellanii and Schizosaccharomyces pombe
The Nutritional Role of Pistil Exudate in Pollen Tube Wall Formation in Lilium longiflorum: II. Production and Utilization of Exudate from Stigma and Stylar Canal
Is the 'rejection reaction' inducing ability in sporophytic self-incompatible systems restricted only to pollen and tapetum?
A glycoprotein associated with the acquisition of the self-incompatibility system by maturing stigmas of Brassica oleracea
Germination and early tube development in vitro of Lycopersicum peruvianum pollen: Ultrastructural features
Pollen-wall proteins: Exine-held fractions associated with the incompatibility response in cruciferae
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