Being fruitful: genetics of reproduction in Arabidopsis

Trends Genet. 1995 Apr;11(4):147-53. doi: 10.1016/s0168-9525(00)89029-0.


Reproduction in flowering plants requires a series of interactions between the haploid and diploid phases of the life cycle of the plant. Mutations that affect these interactions have been identified in Arabidopsis, thus giving insight into the processes of gamete development and pollination. These studies promise to yield new information on diverse topics in plant biology, from cell-cell recognition to the evolution of mating interactions.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics
  • Arabidopsis / physiology*
  • Germ Cells
  • Pollen
  • Reproduction / genetics