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Microsporogenesis and male gametogenesis in Jatropha curcas L. (Euphorbiaceae)

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Bruce K. Kirchoff, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Microsporogenesis and male gametogenesis of Jatropha curcas L. (Euphorbiaceae) was studied in order to provide additional data on this poorly studied family. Male flowers of J. curcas have ten stamens, which each bear four microsporangia. The development of the anther wall is of the dicotyledonous type, and is composed of an epidermis, endothecium, middle layer(s) and glandular tapetum. The cytokinesis following meiosis is simultaneous, producing tetrahedral tetrads. Mature pollen grains are two-celled at anthesis, with a spindle shaped generative cell. A few abnormal microspores were observed following the early stages of microgametophyte development.

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Publication
Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 134: 335-343
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Euphorbiaceae, Jatropha curcas, Male gametogenesis, Microsporogenesis, Physic nut