Table I.

The path of pollen tube growth on stigmas of wild type and OXPs

<1a>1abNo. of Pollen Tubes Examined in Two Experiments
N
Wild type86.03% ± 6.39%10.41% ± 7.07%3.58% ± 0.67%N1 = 74
N2 = 292
OXP58.34% ± 0.58%31.38% ± 0.18%10.29% ± 0.40%N1 = 160
N2 = 511
  • a If a wild-type pollen tube path showed less than one encircling of the papilla cell after penetration, it was scored as <1. If the pollen tube encircled the papilla cell at least once, it was scored >1.

  • b The growth direction of a pollen tube was away from the style.