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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; end...


Chapter 7 (Page no: 81)

Embryo development.

This chapter describes the process of maize embryo morphogenesis and mutations that have been shown to disrupt this process. The genetic analyses of defective kernel (dek) and embryo-specific (emb) mutants are presented, and the effects of mutations in nuclear genes encoding proteins of plastids and mitochondria are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

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: 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.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Biology, University of North Dakota, North Dakota, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781786391216
  • Record Number
  • 20173341360