Pollen competitive ability, which represents the reproductive success of a pollen grain, is the result of various pre- and post-shedding components. The genes controlling two of these, pollen germination and tube elongation, measured in artificial conditions, were identified and their chromosomal localization established by RFLP analysis in a population of recombinant inbred lines. Six regions were detected for pollen grain germination and seven for tube growth, which explained 45 per cent and 70 per cent, respectively, of the phenotypical variability of the traits. The results, interpreted together with those relating to in vivo germinability and tube growth rate, obtained in a previous experiment, suggested the existence of a system of timing of different sets of genes controlling the gametophytic developmental stages.
|Titolo:||Detection of QTLs controlling pollen germination and growth in maize|
|Parole Chiave:||MAIZE ; POLLEN GERMINATION ; QTL MAPPING ; RFLP ANALYSIS ; TUBE GROWTH|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1994|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1038/hdy.1994.49|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|