Evaluation of self-(in)compatibility in the almond (Prunus amygdalus batsch) genotype population from the Slankamen hill, Serbia

Slavica Colic, G. Zec, Milica Fotiric, D. Rahovic, Z. Jankovic
2010 Archives of Biological Sciences  
Due to the importance of obtaining almond cultivars adapted to the agroecological conditions of Serbia, in the period 2005-2006 pollen viability and self-(in)compatibility in 19 almond genotypes selected from the seedling population on Slankamen hill, were studied. All analyzed almond genotypes had good (50-70%) or high (over 70%) pollen germination. The study of self-(in)compatibility was done by monitoring of the fruit set in the field and observing self-pollen growth by fluorescence
more » ... uorescence microscopy. Self-incompatibility was confirmed in all the 19 genotypes by both methods. Pollen tube penetration was stopped mostly at the upper third of the style of all genotypes, with characteristic irregularities.
doi:10.2298/abs1004973c fatcat:fjyceywixrehlnisqsk2p4rxwm