Variability and bimodal distribution of size in microspores of Aesculus hippocastanum
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Size variability of uninucleate microspores was studied in horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.). Microspores were isolated from buds of different size (3, 4, and 5 mm) taken from lower, middle and upper segments of inflorescences. All analyzed buds showed bimodal distribution of microspore size which confirmed the presence of pollen dimorphism.
Source:Biologia Plantarum, 2003, 47, 3, -458