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Research Article

Penetration of the Stigma and Style Elicits a Novel Transcriptome in Pollen Tubes, Pointing to Genes Critical for Growth in a Pistil

  • Yuan Qin,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Alexander R. Leydon,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Ann Manziello,

    Affiliation: Arizona Cancer Center and Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Ritu Pandey,

    Affiliation: Arizona Cancer Center and Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • David Mount,

    Affiliation: Arizona Cancer Center and Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Stojan Denic,

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Bane Vasic,

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Mark A. Johnson mail,

    Mark_Johnson_1@brown.edu (MAJ); rpalaniv@ag.arizona.edu (RP)

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Ravishankar Palanivelu mail

    Mark_Johnson_1@brown.edu (MAJ); rpalaniv@ag.arizona.edu (RP)

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: August 28, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000621

About the Authors

Yuan Qin, Ravishankar Palanivelu
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Alexander R. Leydon, Mark A. Johnson
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Ann Manziello, Ritu Pandey, David Mount
Arizona Cancer Center and Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Stojan Denic, Bane Vasic
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Yuan Qin, Alexander R. Leydon, Mark A. Johnson, Ravishankar Palanivelu. Performed the experiments: Yuan Qin, Alexander R. Leydon. Analyzed the data: Yuan Qin, Alexander R. Leydon, Ann Manziello, Ravishankar Palanivelu, David Mount, Stojan Denic, Bane Vasic, Mark A. Johnson, Ritu Pandey. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Mark A. Johnson, Ravishankar Palanivelu. Wrote the paper: Yuan Qin, Alexander R. Leydon, Mark A. Johnson, Ravishankar Palanivelu. Coordinated the study and served as the liaison among the authors: Ravishankar Palanivelu.