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Maize kernel development.

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This book, containing 17 chapters, is intended to be a guide to understanding maize kernel development. The knowledge and insight in this book are the culmination of centuries of genetic and biochemical work directed at increasing the yield and nutritional value of maize. Topics covered include kernel evolution (from teosinte to maize); gametophyte interactions establishing kernel development; endosperm development and cell specialization; kernel mutants; the basal endosperm transfer layer; aleurone; embryo development; embryo-endosperm-sporophyte interactions in seeds; aneuploidy and ploidy in the endosperm; cell cycle and cell size regulation during maize seed development; central metabolism and its spatial heterogeneity in maize endosperm; starch biosynthesis in endosperm; kernel oil content; seed storage proteins; determinants of kernel sink strength; natural variations in maize kernel size; and effects of drought stress on kernel set.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Kernel evolution: from teosinte to maize. Author(s): Flint-Garcia, S. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) Gametophyte interactions establishing maize kernel development. Author(s): Vollbrecht, E. Evans, M. M. S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 28) Endosperm development and cell specialization. Author(s): Zhan JunPeng Dannenhoffer, J. M. Yadegari, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 44) What can we learn from maize kernel mutants? Author(s): McCarty, D. R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 56) The basal endosperm transfer layer (BETL): gateway to the maize kernel. Author(s): Chourey, P. S. Hueros, G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 68) Aleurone. Author(s): Gontarek, B. C. Becraft, P. W.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 81) Embryo development. Author(s): Sheridan, W. F. Clark, J. K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 95) Embryo-endosperm-sporophyte interactions in maize seeds. Author(s): Widiez, T. Ingram, G. C. GutiƩrrez-Marcos, J. F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 108) Aneuploidy and ploidy in the endosperm: dosage, imprinting, and maternal effects on development. Author(s): Birchler, J. A. Johnson, A. F.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 119) Cell cycle and cell size regulation during maize seed development: current understanding and challenging questions. Author(s): Sabelli, P. A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 134) Central metabolism and its spatial heterogeneity in maize endosperm. Author(s): Rolletschek, H. Borisjuk, L. Hennen-Bierwagen, T. A. Myers, A. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 149) Starch biosynthesis in maize endosperm. Author(s): Hannah, L. C. Boehlein, S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 160) Maize kernel oil content. Author(s): Shen Bo Roesler, K.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 175) Maize seed storage proteins. Author(s): Larkins, B. A. Wu YongRui Song RenTao Messing, J.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 190) Determinants of kernel sink strength. Author(s): Koch, K. E. Ma FangFang
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 204) Natural variations in maize kernel size: a resource for discovering biological mechanisms. Author(s): Zhang Xia Kaeppler, S. K.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 217) Effects of drought stress on maize kernel set. Author(s): Habben, J. E. Schussler, J. R.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0355, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781786391216
  • Record Number
  • 20173341353