A quick review of the following text - Kiesselbach, T.A. (1999). The
Structure and Reproduction of Corn - 50th Anniversary edition, Cold
Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, NY, provides answers to your
questions. See pages 34-37 of the above. Kiesselbach also cites an
earlier study of his (p. 36, reference 38) regarding stoma density on
the abaxial & adaxial surfaces.
The more recent publication - Freeling & Walbot (eds.) (1994). The
Maize Handbook. Springer-Verlag, NY., also provides a little further
implicit information - see chapter 3, The Maize Leaf, by Freeling &
I'd appreciate you copying the details of any other references that
you might receive via email responses to your query.
- Leszek Vincent
P. Leszek D. Vincent Ph.D., FLS
Plant Science Unit, Dept. of Agronomy, 209 Curtis Hall,
University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211-7020, USA.
Ph: (573) 884-3716 (Agronomy); Fax:(573) 884-7850;
Ph/Fax (Home): (573) 441-1228;
Email: Leszek at missouri.edu
Plant Systematist on the Maize Mapping Project - NSF award 9872655 -
(http://www.maizemap.org/ and http://www.agron.missouri.edu/)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yoon-Sup So [mailto:yoonsup at hawaii.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 6:25 PM
> To: maize at net.bio.net> Subject: stomata
>>> Dear all,
> Are there stomata on both under and upside of corn leaves?
> Is there a difference in number of stomata between up and
> underside of leaves?
> If possible, would any of you guide me to references about this?
> It would be highly appreciated. Thanks. YS