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Cyto-histological studies on male-sterility in wheat with a discussion on causes of pollen sterility to other crops

Chowdhury, J.B.; Ghai, B.S.; Varghese, T.M.

J. Palynol. Lucknow 4(1): 42-45


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Two types of male sterility in wheat were investigated: (a) pollen sterility and (b) functional male sterility. Meiosis was normal in both cases. Studies on tapetum development indicated that in plants with sterile pollen, the tapetum did not function as a nutritive layer to the developing pollen. The nondehiscence of anthers in the case of functional male sterility appeared to be attributable to the presence of a thick, hard anther wall.

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