Pollen–stigma interactions in Brassicaceae: Complex communication events regulating pollen hydration

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The process of plant reproduction is responsible for much of our food supply, with fertility and seed set critical for crop yield and thus food security. The first stage of male–female recognition in flowering plants takes place when pollen lands on the surface of the stigma. In Brassicaceae, compatible pollen will hydrate and germinate, leading to successful fertilization, while these processes are severely impaired in incompatible pollen, preventing fertilization. Rozier et al. (2020) have developed a semi-in vivo live-cell imaging system to investigate early pollen–stigma interactions in both compatible and incompatible pollinations in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2465–2468
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Experimental Botany
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 09 May 2020


  • Actin cytoskeleton
  • Brassicaceae
  • Cellular communication
  • Hydration
  • Pollen recognition
  • Pollen-stigma interaction
  • Self-incompatibility
  • Cell Communication
  • Pollen
  • Communication
  • Pollination


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