Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2008.11.025
Title: The two male gametes share equal ability to fertilize the egg cell in Arabidopsis thaliana
Authors: Ingouff, M.
Li, J. 
Berger, F. 
Sakata, T.
Sprunck, S.
Dresselhaus, T.
Issue Date: 2009
Source: Ingouff, M., Li, J., Berger, F., Sakata, T., Sprunck, S., Dresselhaus, T. (2009). The two male gametes share equal ability to fertilize the egg cell in Arabidopsis thaliana. Current Biology 19 (1). ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2008.11.025
Abstract: The seed of a flowering plant develops from an ovule containing two distinct female gametes - the egg cell and the central cell - that are fertilized by a pair of non-motile sperm cells conveyed by the pollen tube. With a few exceptions [1], the two sperm cells, derived from a symmetrical mitosis, are isomorphic and seem to express a similar gene repertoire [2]. Since the discovery of double fertilization in flowering plants at the end of the 19th century, it has been a long standing question whether the two sperm cells are functionally equivalent, that is, whether they are capable of fertilizing the egg cell and the central cell in equal measure. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Current Biology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/26649
ISSN: 09609822
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.11.025
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