The estimation of pollen viability in rice

Khatun, S and Flowers, T J (1995) The estimation of pollen viability in rice. Journal of Experimental Botany, 46 (282). pp. 151-154. ISSN 0022-0957

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Methods for testing pollen viability in rice were evaluated by comparing staining with aniline blue in lactophenol, two tetrazolium salts and fluorescein diacetate with germination in an in vitro culture medium. Staining with thiazolyl blue (MTT) was nicely correlated with germination. Under non-saline conditions, rice pollen was only viable for a short period of time, with an approximately 50% loss of viability within 20 min of shedding. When plants were salinized at either panicle initiation or the booting stage, pollen viability was reduced.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 46 Khatun, s flowers, tj
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Subjects: Q Science
Depositing User: Catrina Hey
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 08:12
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:13
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