Publication details for Dr Junli LiuLiu, J.L. & Hussey, P.J. (2011). Towards the creation of a systems tip growth model for a pollen tube. Plant Signaling and Behavior 6(4): 520-522.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 1559-2324
- DOI: 10.4161/psb.6.4.14750
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
Essential features of pollen tube growth are polarization of extracellular ion fluxes, intracellular ion gradients, and oscillating dynamics. These features in pollen tube growth are regulated by a wide range of spatiotemporally organized functions such as exocytosis and endocytosis, actin cytoskeleton reorganization, cell wall deposition and assembly, intracellular signalling, fertilization, and self-incompatibility. Recently, by developing a compartmental model, we have demonstrated that the tip and shank in a pollen tube combine in an integrative and self-regulatory system of ion and growth dynamics. Recent developments in modelling and the wealth of experimental data can be used to develop a systems model that provides an integrative view of the the interactions between the different functions that affect pollen tube growth.