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Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Free Paper — The evolution of pollen germination timing in flowering plants: Austrobaileya scandens (Austrobaileyaceae)
Austrobaileya has long served as a model for ancient angiosperm pollen structure. Its pollen germination is relatively rapid and requires < 10 % of the progamic phase. Extensive evidence discussed in this papersuggests pollen germination underwent acceleration early in angiosperm history.