Re: Hybridizing/plant biology
On Mon, 20 Oct 1997, Gavin Sills wrote:
> Are TB pollen grains deposited on ONE stigma capable of fertilizing ANY
> ovules within a fruit, or only 1/3 of them?
> Gavin Sills Pullman, WA
Gavin, It depends whether you put the pollen on all three stigmatic
lips or only one. The stigmatic lips curl down under the style arms
so you have to pollinate all of them if you want seeds from a
single pod parent X pod parent cross in your pod.
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