number of grains per kernel

Donahue, Patrick DonahueP at nabisco.com
Mon Aug 7 16:00:54 EST 2000


This is actually highly variable and varies by strongly by genetic
background.   With large kernel hybrids and varieties, I have seen it as low
as 8 rows.

>  -----Original Message-----
>  From:	u.platzer at dkfz-heidelberg.de [SMTP:u.platzer at dkfz-heidelberg.de]
>  Sent:	Monday, July 24, 2000 6:27 AM
>  To:	maize at net.bio.net
>  Subject:	number of grains per kernel
>
>  Hello,
>
>  I'm interested whether there are data about how many grains are on a
>  maize ear, and how many rows of grain are there?
>
>  Is anything "officially" known about these numbers? It seems that
>  there are always 16 rows around...
>
>  I'd appreciate any information.
>
>  Thanks in advance,
>
>    Ute Platzer
>
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