Video 11

Video 11. Pollen tube interaction with a wild-type ovule in an in vitro guidance assay

Time-lapse imaging of LAT52:DsRed-tagged pollen tube entering a wild-type ovule and traveling within the ovule before arresting growth and bursting in the DD3:GFP-marked synergid cell.

The targeted ovule repels the second, late-arriving pollen tube away from the ovule micropyle.

The video shows merged time-lapse images captured in red and green channels.

Time elapsed between two frames is 10 minutes.

Ref: Tsukamoto, T., Qin Y., Huang, Y., Dunatunga, D. and Palanivelu, R. (2010). Plant J (in press).

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