Submitted to: The Plant Cell
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/3/2004
Publication Date: 3/22/2004
Citation: McCormick, S. 2004. Control of male gametophyte development. The Plant Cell, 16:S142-S153. Interpretive Summary: The pollen research community has made significant progress toward a deeper understanding of pollen development using community resources as well as novel techniques developed specifically for the analysis of pollen. This review will provide an overview of these advances and prospects for the future, focusing on male gametophyte development, strictly defined as postmeiosis development, after the formation of the haploid microspores. Meiosis will not be discussed in detail. Anther development and the role of the tapetum in pollen development are discussed by Dickinson and Scott in this issue.