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Title Maize kernel development / edited by Brian A. Larkins
Published Wallingford, UK ; Boston, MA : CABI, [2017]
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Contents Kernel Evolution: From Teosinte to Maize / Sherry A. Flint-Garcia -- Gametophyte Interactions Establishing Maize Kernel Development / Erik Vollbrecht and Matthew M.S. Evans -- Endosperm Development and Cell Specialization / Junpeng Zhan, Joanne M. Dannenhoffer and Ramin Yadegari -- What Can We Learn from Maize Kernel Mutants? / Donald R. McCarty -- The Basal Endosperm Transfer Layer (BETL): Gateway to the Maize Kernel / Prem S. Chourey and Gregorio Hueros -- Aleurone / Bryan C. Gontarek and Philip W. Becraft -- Embryo Development / William F. Sheridan and Janice K. Clark -- Embryo-Endosperm-Sporophyte Interactions in Maize Seeds / Thomas Widiez, Gwyneth C. Ingram and José F. Gutiérrez-Marcos -- Aneuploidy and Ploidy in the Endosperm: Dosage, Imprinting, and Maternal Effects on Development / James A. Birchler and Adam F. Johnson -- Cell Cycle and Cell Size Regulation during Maize Seed Development: Current Understanding and Challenging Questions / Paolo A. Sabelli -- Central Metabolism and Its Spatial Heterogeneity in Maize Endosperm / Hardy Rolletschek, Ljudmilla Borisjuk, Tracie A. Hennen-Bierwagen and Alan M. Myers -- Starch Biosynthesis in Maize Endosperm / L. Curtis Hannah and Susan Boehlein -- Maize Kernel Oil Content / Bo Shen and Keith Roesler -- Maize Seed Storage Proteins / Brian A. Larkins, Yongrui Wu, Rentao Song and Joachim Messing -- Determinants of Kernel Sink Strength / Karen E. Koch and Fangfang Ma -- Natural Variations in Maize Kernel Size: A Resource for Discovering Biological Mechanisms / Xia Zhang and Shawn K. Kaeppler -- Effects of Drought Stress on Maize Kernel Set / Jeffrey E. Habben and Jeffrey R. Schussler
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 29, 2019)
Subject Corn -- Seeds.
Seeds -- Development.
Aleurone cells.
Cell cycle.
Corn -- Seeds.
Crop yield.
Maize oil.
Nutritive value.
Plant embryos.
Protein content.
Seed development.
Seed set.
Seed size.
Seeds -- Development.
Souce sink relations.
Water stress.
Form Electronic book
Author Larkins, B. A. (Brian A.), editor.
LC no. 2017024621
ISBN 1786391228