microwaved pollen

ken isaac via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 11:04:38 PST
> *Robert Lauf via pbs (Fri, 28 Jan 2022 06:35:07 PST)*

> It got me wondering, though, whether in some cases the mechanism of
avoiding self-pollination might be simpler...

Interesting that in a self-sterile plant, we are trying to do a biological
end-run around its own protections!  Take a look at the link below.  Some
of the suggestions are as simple as trying pollination during budding,
(point one below) which again the flower may have as a self defense against
self-pollination.   Your example would be 3 on the list below.  Microwaving
the pollen is either points 2, 8 or 9.  It looks like the article quoted
below and at the link may have its origination as a powerpoint for a
discussion lab group or lecture, and not a complete research article with
complete footnotes, which is a shame.  It could be from Shivaji College -
University of Delhi, as another version of it has that suggestion.

Article name:13 Methods to Overcome Self-Incompatibility in Plants:
Article Shared by Sugandha G
"The following points highlight thirteen methods to overcome
self-incompatibility in plants. The methods are:
1. Bud Pollination
2. Mixed Pollination
3. Deferred Pollination
4. Test Tube Pollination
5. Stub Pollination
6. Intra-Ovarian Pollination
7. In Vitro Pollination
8. Use of Mentor Pollen
9. Elevated Temperature Trea­tment
10. Irradiation
11. Surgical Method
12. Application of Chemicals
13. Protoplast Fusion.

Other articles appear as links at the bottom of the article, and seem of a
similar style, suggesting perhaps a class discussion on the subject?
Others here may have studied all this at school, but I didn't!
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