Modelling anther opening and pollen release

Zoe Wilson

Key Questions
1. How does the regulation of osmotic potentials and water fluxes affect
the tissue pressures?
2. Do these pressures lead to the tensions hypothesised in the literature?
3. What is the role of the cell wall secondary thickening in generating the
tensions within the anther?
4. Is additional cell wall re-modification required to facilitate opening of
the anther?

Proceedings of the 4th Mathematics in the Plant Sciences Study Group