Plants 2013, 2(1), 50-56; doi:10.3390/plants2010050

Pollen Tube Growth and Self-Compatibility in Almond

Unidad de Fruticultura, Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA), Av. Montañana 930, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain
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Received: 5 December 2012; in revised form: 2 January 2013 / Accepted: 28 January 2013 / Published: 4 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pollen Tube Growth)
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Abstract: Although pollen tube growth has been an important criterion for self-compatibility evaluation in almond, there is not a clear-cut separation between positive and negative growth of pollen tubes in the different genotypes. The examination of pollen tube growth after selfing almond seedlings has allowed establishing different levels of compatibility, but not a clear-cut separation between self-compatible (SC) and self-incompatible (SI) genotypes, related to the presence of pseudo-self-compatibility in almond. Consequently, a relationship between pollen tube growth and self-compatibility in almond may be established for evaluating the seedlings in breeding programs.
Keywords: almond; Prunus amygdalus Batsch; pollen tube growth; self-compatibility

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Socias i Company, R.; Kodad, O.; Fernández i Martí, À.; Alonso, J.M. Pollen Tube Growth and Self-Compatibility in Almond. Plants 2013, 2, 50-56.

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Socias i Company R, Kodad O, Fernández i Martí À, Alonso JM. Pollen Tube Growth and Self-Compatibility in Almond. Plants. 2013; 2(1):50-56.

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Socias i Company, Rafel; Kodad, Ossama; Fernández i Martí, Àngel; Alonso, José M. 2013. "Pollen Tube Growth and Self-Compatibility in Almond." Plants 2, no. 1: 50-56.

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