Question on Corn?????
rnielsen at purdue.edu
Sun Aug 13 14:07:20 EST 2000
I do not know the history involving the two family names. All grasses are
commonly associated with Poaceae today.
Dr. R.L. (Bob) Nielsen
Professor of Agronomy
Agronomy Department/Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1150
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-maize at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk [mailto:owner-maize at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk]On
> Behalf Of David J. Gerrick
> Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 12:49 PM
> To: maize at net.bio.net
> Subject: Question on Corn?????
> An inquiring mind wants to know? I'm putting together a lecture for
> my economic botany class on grains. I see corn sometimes listed as
> Gramineae and at others Poaceae. What's the concensus? Was there some
> profound discovery in cytogenetics which prompted Gramineae to be
> changed to Poaceae. Is this change true of all true grains say
> millets, rye, wheat. What I need is a good simple explanation for
> students or a citation to the pertinent literature. I'm a chemist, so
> ain't too smart!
> David J. Gerrick - Natural Products Chemist
> Dayton Tech
> Lorain OH 44055
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