Somendra Sharma

Department of Botany, M.D. College, Parel, Mumbai - 400012 (India)


The investigation on pollen viability indicate that in Capparis decidua, one third of pollen is viable and the optimal germination and maximum tube elongation occurs in a semisolid germinating medium. Application of growth hormones (IAA and GA) also significantly improved pollen germination. Effect of different light shades on pollen germination and tube elongation has also been studied.

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