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
>> 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
> Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
> mailto:U.Platzer at DKFZ-Heidelberg.de> D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany