Lignin cell wall deposits
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Researching Pollen Illuminating the Invisible

For many people, pollen means nose itching and eyes watering – but it is so much more. It is the reason we have food on our plates, and flowers around us. When pollen forms abnormally or degenerates, it is unable to generate new life through the production of a seed. Many factors can affect pollen development, and this is what my research is about.

Cell-wall pectin and Al resistance
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Cell-wall pectin and Al resistance

Aluminium (Al) toxicity is one of the factors limiting crop production on acid soils and various resistance mechanisms have evolved in plant species. Cell-wall pectin content is generally lower in Al-resistant than in Al-sensitive cultivars, and the degree of methylation of the pectins may play an important role in resistance.