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Handbook of maize : its biology

Author: Jeffrey L Bennetzen; Sarah Hake
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2009.
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Focusing on the past, present and future of maize as a model for plant science research and crop improvement, this book includes chapters from leading maize experts and features a collection of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey L Bennetzen; Sarah Hake
ISBN: 9780387794174 0387794174
OCLC Number: 233934401
Description: ix, 587 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Vegetative shoot meristems / Dave Jackson --
Development of the inflorescences / Erik Vollbrecht and Robert J. Schmidt --
The maize floral transition / Joseph Colasanti and Michael Muszynski --
The maize male gametophyte / Patricia A. Bedinger and John E. Fowler --
The maize megagametophyte / Matthew M.S. Evans and Ueli Grossniklaus --
Patterning of the maize embryo and the perspective of evolutionary developmental biology / Judith Nardmann and Wolfgang Werr --
Kernel biology / Michael J. Scanlon and Elizabeth M. Takacs --
The maize root system: morphology, anatomy, and genetics / Frank Hochholdinger --
Axial patterning of the maize leaf / Toshi M. Foster and Marja C.P. Timmermans --
Cell biology of maize leaf development / Anne W. Sylvester and Laurie G. Smith --
Light signal transduction networks in maize / Patrice G. Dubois and Thomas P. Brutnell --
Maize disease resistance / Peter J. Balint-Kurti and Gurmukh S. Johal --
Virus resistance / Margaret G. Redinbaugh and Richard C. Pratt --
Genetics and biochemistry of insect resistance in maize / Michael D. McMullen, Monika Frey, And Jörg Degenhardt --
Chilling stress in maize seedlings / Jörg Leipner and Peter Stamp --
Drought tolerance in maize / Jean-Marcel Ribaut [and others] --
Responses to oxygen deprivation and potential for enhanced flooding tolerance in maize / Chalivendra C. Subbaiah and Martin M. Sachs --
Maize Al tolerance / Leon V. Kochian [and others] --
Maize under phosphate limitation / Carlos Calderón-Vázquez [and others] --
Agronomic traits and maize modifications: nitrogen use efficiency / Hartwig H. Geiger --
Seed phosphate / Victor Raboy --
Seed starch synthesis / Martha James and Alan Myers --
Heterosis / Patrick S. Schnable and Ruth A. Swanson-Wagner --
Increasing yield / James B. Holland --
The Illinois long-term selection experiment, related studies, and perspectives / Torbert Rocheford --
QTL for agronomic traits in maize production / Roberto Tuberosa and Silvio Salvi --
The Mexican landraces: description, classification and diversity / Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada, and Jaime Padilla --
Production, breeding and process of maize in China / Jiansheng Li.
Responsibility: Jeff L. Bennetzen, Sarah C. Hake, editors.

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