Unusual Ear development

bruno.andrieu bruno.andrieu at free.fr
Wed Sep 13 12:12:32 EST 2000


Hi,

You may be interested by this paper :
Moulia B., Loup C., Chartier M., Allirand J.M., Edelin C. - 1999 - 
Dynamics of architectural development of isolated plants of maize 
(Zea mays L.) in a non limiting environnment: The branching potential 
of modern maize. Annals of Botany, 84 (5), 645-656.

It describes that maize lateral axes may have an inflorescence either 
male, female, or partly male and female, when plants are grown under 
low density. Also the general morphology of theses lateral axes vary 
from that typical of a main stem to that of a usual ear branch.


Bruno Andrieu
INRA Unite EGC
78850 Thiverval-Grignon
France
andrieu at bcgn.grignon.inra.fr







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