Pollen viability and pollen vigor
- ISSN: 0040-5752
- DOI: 10.1007/BF00226109
Investigations were carried out to correlate pollen viability, assessed on the basis of a fluorochromatic reaction (FCR) test, with pollen vigor, assessed on the basis of the time taken for in vitro germination in pollen grains subjected to high humidity (>95% RH) and temperature (38 C) or storage stress of 4 species. Both high RH and temperature, as well as storage stresses, affected pollen vigor before affecting pollen viability. The results are discussed in the light of available data on the viability and vigor of stressed pollen and of aged seeds.