Create your own conference schedule! Click here for full instructions

Abstract Detail



Recent Topics Posters

Zelenak, Breanne  [1], Smith, Christopher [2].

The role of pollen tube growth in cross-fertilization in Yuccas.

The genus Yucca is a group of about thirty flowering plants that has coevolved with obligate moth pollinators in the genus Tegeticula. It is widely thought that moth behavior and host specificity has driven Yucca diversification and maintains reproductive isolation between species. Here, we examine whether pollen incompatibility could also be involved. We used hand pollinations to eliminate moth behavior as a factor and look at the intrinsic effects of pollen compatibility in Yucca. We developed a method for staining and imaging pollen tubes in Yucca to evaluate pollen tube growth in various experimental crosses.


Log in to add this item to your schedule

1 - Willamette University, Biology, 900 State Street, Department of Biology, Salem, OR, 97301, USA
2 - Willamette University, Biology, 900 State Street, Department of Biology, Salem, OREGON, 97301, United States

Keywords:
Yucca
pollination
pollen tube
Cross-pollination.

Presentation Type: Recent Topics Poster
Session: P
Location: Hall D/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PRT025
Abstract ID:1809
Candidate for Awards:None


Copyright 2000-2015, Botanical Society of America. All rights reserved