number of grains per kernel
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.
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> From: u.platzer at dkfz-heidelberg.de [SMTP:u.platzer at dkfz-heidelberg.de]
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> Subject: number of grains per kernel
> 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
> Ute Platzer Tel. (+49) 6221 - 42
> Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Abt. Medizinische und Biologische
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