Antinuclear human autoantibodies as markers in Nicotiana tabacum pollen tubes

C. Poggialini, G. Morozzi, R. Marcolongo, R. Vignani, M. Cresti, A. Tiezzi


In the present paper we report on the use of antinuclear human autoantibodies as specific markers in Nicotiana tabacum pollen tubes. The antibodies have been tested by fluorescence techniques using a confocal laser scanning microscope. All the antibodies showed specifc labelling pattern and the results, although preliminary in nature, could open new perspectives of research.


Human autoantibodies; immunofluorescence; pollen tube; confocal microscopy

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