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Title: Meiotic restitution mechanisms involved in the formation of 2n pollen in Agave tequilana Weber and Agave angustifolia Haw
Authors: Gómez Rodríguez, Víctor Manuel
Rodríguez Garay, Benjamín
Barba Gonzalez, Rodrigo
Keywords: agave
microsporogenesis
nuclear restitution
unreduced gametes
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: SpringerPlus
Citation: Gómez, V., Rodríguez, B. & Barba R.. (2012, 13 septiembre). Meiotic restitution mechanisms involved in the formation of 2n pollen in Agave tequilana Weber and Agave angustifolia Haw. SpringerPlus, 1:17.
Series/Report no.: SpringerPlus;Volume 1
Abstract: A cytological analysis of the microsporogenesis was carried out in the Agave tequilana and A. angustifolia species. Several abnormalities such as chromosomal bridges, lagging chromosomes, micronuclei, monads, dyads and triads were found. The morphological analysis of the pollen, together with the above-mentioned 2n microspores, allowed us to confirm the presence of 2n pollen as well as its frequency. In both A. tequilana and A. angustifolia two different mechanisms were observed: the first mechanism, a failure in the cytokinesis in meiosis II caused the formation of dyads with two 2n cells and triads containing two n cells and one 2n cell; the second mechanism, involves an abnormal spindle, which caused the formation of triads with two n cells and one 2n cell. Likewise, the presence of monads was detected in both species, these, might be caused by a failure of the cytokinesis in both meiotic divisions. This is the first report about the presence of a Second Division Restitution mechanism (SDR) which causes the formation of 2n pollen in the genus Agave. The genetic implications of the presence of 2n pollen in the genus Agave are discussed.
URI: http://repositorio.cualtos.udg.mx:8080/jspui/handle/123456789/554
ISSN: 2193-1801
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