[Control of fertilization by self-incompatibility mechanisms].

Abstract : Flowering plants (angiosperms) are the most prevalent and evolutionarily advanced group of plants. Reproductive strategies that promote cross-fertilization have played an essential role in the success of angiosperms as they contribute to genetic variability among plant species. A major genetic barrier to self-fertilization is self-incompatibility (SI), which allows female reproductive cells to discriminate between self- and non-self pollen and specifically reject self-pollen. In this review, we describe three SI mechanisms showing that different flowering plant families use distinct molecules for recognition of self as well as diverse biochemical pathways to arrest pollen tube growth.
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Isabelle Fobis-Loisy, Thierry Gaude. [Control of fertilization by self-incompatibility mechanisms].. Biologie Aujourd'hui, EDP sciences, 2010, 204 (1), pp.33-42. ⟨10.1051/jbio/2009046⟩. ⟨hal-02353860⟩



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