Developing wildtype and mutant ovules. Excised ovaries exhibiting developing ovules from Gossypium hirsutum Xu-142 wildtype (WT) and fuzzless-lintless mutant (M)(in Xu-142 background), harvested at different days post anthesis (DPA). The young cotton trichomes from the wildtype have been slightly and gently plucked open with a pair of tweezers to exemplify and visualize the presence and length of the rapidly elongating trichomes that are virtually absent in the mutant.
Kwak et al. BMC Genomics 2009 10:457 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-457