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Maize Kernel Development

Maize Kernel Development

Now Published!

November 2017 / Hardback / 252 Pages / 9781786391216 £95.00 / €125.00 / $160.00
With 10% online discount: £85.50 / €112.50 / $144.00
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Main Description

This is an authoritative book that acts as a guide to understanding maize kernel development. Written by a team of experts, it covers topics spanning pre- and post-fertilization events, embryo and endosperm development, grain filling and maturation, and factors influencing crop yield. It explores the significance of maize and other cereal grains, existing hypotheses and research, and important gaps in our knowledge and how we might fill them. This is a valuable resource for researchers of maize and other cereals, and anyone working on basic or applied science in the fields of seed development, plant genetics, and crop physiology.


Suitable for academics, researchers and industrial scientists

  • 1: Kernel Evolution: From Teosinte to Maize
  • 2: Gametophyte Interactions Establishing Maize Kernel Development
  • 3: Endosperm Development and Cell Specialization
  • 4: What Can We Learn from Maize Kernel Mutants?
  • 5: The Basal Endosperm Transfer Layer (BETL): Gateway to the Maize Kernel
  • 6: Aleurone
  • 7: Embryo Development
  • 8: Embryo–Endosperm–Sporophyte Interactions in Maize Seeds
  • 9: Aneuploidy and Ploidy in the Endosperm: Dosage, Imprinting, and Maternal Effects on Development
  • 10: Cell Cycle and Cell Size Regulation during Maize Seed Development: Current Understanding and Challenging Questions
  • 11: Central Metabolism and Its Spatial Heterogeneity in Maize Endosperm
  • 12: Starch Biosynthesis in Maize Endosperm
  • 13: Maize Kernel Oil Content
  • 14: Maize Seed Storage Proteins
  • 15: Determinants of Kernel Sink Strength
  • 16: Natural Variations in Maize Kernel Size: A Resource for Discovering Biological Mechanisms
  • 17: Effects of Drought Stress on Maize Kernel Set

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