LOQUAT POLLEN MORPHOLOGY
Pollen shape, size, colpate character and exine sculpture of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.) cultivars (Dafang, Changhong No.3, Zaohuang, Taicheng No.4, Moriowase and Jiefangzhong) were studied to the microscope and the data analyzed by means of Scanning Probe Microscopic Image Processing software that constructed 3-D image. The result showed that the pollen from all cultivars were prolate and 3-colpate, but differed in size and surface shape. The average axial diameter ranged between 19.94 and 30.09 µm. The surface sculptures could be categorized into three groups: striate, perforate striate and striate cavernula.
Chen, J.Y., Zhang, L.M., Chen, Y.T., Xu, X.D., Zhang, Z.H. and Lu, X.M. (2007). LOQUAT POLLEN MORPHOLOGY. Acta Hortic. 750, 187-192
Eriobotrya japonica, germplasm, exine sculpture, pollen fertility