Journal Article

Anther dehiscence in two‐rowed barley (<i>Hordeum distichum</i>) triggered by mechanical stimulation

T. Matsui, K. Omasa and T. Horie

in Journal of Experimental Botany

Volume 51, issue 348, pages 1319-1321
Published in print July 2000 | ISSN: 0022-0957
Published online July 2000 | e-ISSN: 1460-2431 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jexbot/51.348.1319
Anther dehiscence in two‐rowed barley (Hordeum distichum) triggered by mechanical stimulation

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Pricking or pressing an ovary can induce anther dehiscence in cleistogamous two‐rowed barley in the absence of lodicule swelling. This response is considered to be inherited from a chasmogamous ancestor in which anther dehiscence is induced by the stimulus given to the pistil by the lodicule swelling, which causes floret opening.

Keywords: Anther dehiscence; floret opening; sensory organ; trigger; two‐rowed barley.

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Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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