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Science 317 (5838): 606-607

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Reproductive Dialog

Sheila McCormick

A protein in ovule cells of a flowering plant recognizes the male pollen tube of the same species, ensuring successful fertilization.

The author is at the Plant Gene Expression Center, USDA Agricultural Research Service-UC Berkeley, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710, USA. E-mail: sheilamc{at}

Fertility Goddesses as Trojan Horses.
F. Govers and G. C. Angenent (2010)
Science 330, 922-923
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Disruption of the pollen-expressed FERONIA homologs ANXUR1 and ANXUR2 triggers pollen tube discharge.
A. Boisson-Dernier, S. Roy, K. Kritsas, M. A. Grobei, M. Jaciubek, J. I. Schroeder, and U. Grossniklaus (2009)
Development 136, 3279-3288
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Three related receptor-like kinases are required for optimal cell elongation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
H. Guo, L. Li, H. Ye, X. Yu, A. Algreen, and Y. Yin (2009)
PNAS 106, 7648-7653
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