microgametophyte

walter mozgala mozy at JAVANET.COM
Sun Sep 5 08:04:09 EST 1999


Ross,

I think caling the polen grain wall the wall of the microspore is
leaving out much post microspore development.  The microspore wall is
present after meiosis and cytokinesis.  I would assign pollen grain wall
development, including protein injection, etc., to nicrogametophyte
development.  So the pollen wall is new, and formed post meiosis.

again, my two coconuts worth

Walter J Mozgala
Profesor of Botany

Holyoke Community College
SEM Division
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Holyoke, MA  01040

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