Self-incompatibility in plants

Event occured on Fri, Apr 19 2013, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Most plants have the opportunity to self-fertilize; however, many do not. Research on one such mechanism, self-incompatibility, has found complex molecular reactions that plants employ to recognize and reject their own pollen.  Recent progress has shown that entire species with these mechanisms may enjoy a long-term benefit, compared to species that accept their own pollen. 


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