Dr. Magaly Rincon frinconm at NEXUS.MWSU.EDU
Fri Nov 21 16:26:01 EST 1997


In tetrasporic embryos (e.g., Lilium), the polar nuclei is tetraploid.
During fertilization one sperm fuses with the polar nuclei and one with the
egg.  This means then that the endosperm is pentaploid.  Is this
interpretation correct?



Magaly Rincon-Zachary
Dept. of Biology
Midwestern State University
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