Transcriptome and proteome pollen: analysis of molecular and functional

Pollen grain , due to its unique structural organization , an extremely convenient experimental model both cytological , molecular and genetic factors. Ease of their isolation , extraction of pollen and DNA, RNA and proteins had resulted in male gametophyte cells of angiosperms are currently among the most intensively studied plant structures . Extremely intense in recent years the development of research tools exploring the genome resulted in numerous works on various aspects of gene expression during microsporogenesis and microgametogenesis in angiosperms .


Meiosis is a process which have a great weight for development and continuity of life on Earth. In a great majority of organisms the cells which are made during meiosis are directly involved in sex reproduction processes. High development of molecular biology techniques makes possible an identifica- tion of numerous genes involved in meiotic division. Model organisms in these research in the first place are yeasts and Caenorhabditis elegans. The last years bring also many informations about genetic and molecular regulation of meiosis in plants, mainly in Arabidopsis thaliana.

The role of the calcium signal transduction system in the regulation of pollen tube growth

Growth of the pollen tube of angiosperms is an important model study of the functioning of the information system in plants. Over the last 10 Anniversary cultured in vitro pollen tubes have been widely used in biochemical and cytofizjologicznych. The research focused on understanding the molecular events which added calcium ions in the mechanisms responsible for the regulation of growth and orientation of the pollen tube.

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Andrzej Łukaszyk - przewodniczący, Zofia Bielańska-Osuchowska, Szczepan Biliński, Mieczysław Chorąży, Aleksander Koj, Włodzimierz Korochoda, Leszek Kuźnicki, Aleksandra Stojałowska, Lech Wojtczak

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