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Journal of Applied Genetics 41(4), 2000, pp. 253-258

Estimation of mating-compatibility of the wild service tree (Sorbus torminalis L. Crantz) by observing pollen tube germination

Andrzej WOJCIECHOWSKI, Leszek BEDNORZ


Abstract: Cross-compatbility and self-compatbility in trees of Sorbus torminalis (L.) Crantz were evaluated. Degree of mating-compatibility between three trees was determined by means of fluorescence microscope. Self-compatibility evaluated on the basis of the pollen tube germination index showed that one tree is fully self-incompatible and the other two are self-compatible. Observations of pollen tube germination showed full cross-compatibility between trees under investigation.

Key words: fluorescence, mating-compatibility, self-incompatibility, Sorbus torminalis.

Correspondence: A. WOJCIECHOWSKI, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agricultural University of Poznan, Wojska Polskiego 71c, 60-625 Poznan, Poland, email: ajwoj@au.poznan.pl