Halász, J., Hegedűs, A., & Pedryc, A. (2006). Review of the molecular background of self-incompatibility in rosaceous fruit trees. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 12(2), 7-18. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/12/2/630
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This review gives a presentation of the gametophytic self-incompatibility system in the roscaeous fruit trees. Studies to discover the pistil (S-ribonucleases) and pollen-part components (F-box molecules) are summarized and models for the self-incompatibility reactions as well as their molecular background are discussed. We describe how mutations within the S-RNase or F-box genes can contribute to the transition from self-incompatibility to the self-compatible phenotype in many fruit tree crops. The current state of the arts is compared to the information obtained in other plant species possessing similar incompatibility system.