seeking help on flower/fruit abortion in Arabidopsishelp

Ping Li lp at SELWAY.UMT.EDU
Fri Dec 10 15:05:10 EST 1993

I am working on mutations of Arabidopsis thaliana and have found that
first several flowers in most individual plants are unable to produce
normal fruits. Those fruits usually are tiny or abort. Those flowers look
like normal ones. Last week, I noticed that one individual plant doesn't
produce any normal fruit, it has had lots flowers which look normal to me.
The flower has lots pollens and ovules. But all the fruits are tiny and
don't grow up, soon they die.

Is there anyone can help me to find that why that happens? How to exam the
causes? If you have any ideal about that, please help me. Thank you in

Li Ping
Division of Biological Sciences
The University of Montana
Missoula, Montana 59812

E.Mail: lp at

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