Self-incompatibility and Other Pollen-Pistil Interactions

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1998 Feb;1(1):18-25. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(98)80122-2.


Self-incompatibility allows plants to recognize and reject pollen from the same plant, thereby reducing inbreeding. Although in most cases self-incompatibility is controlled by a single genetic locus, recent results show that surprisingly complex signal transduction pathways and many players are involved in pollen recognition and rejection.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ligands
  • Plant Proteins / genetics*
  • Pollen / physiology*
  • Solanaceae / genetics
  • Solanaceae / physiology*


  • Ligands
  • Plant Proteins