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