Posts Tagged ‘Maize’

Biology of Zea mays (Maize)

Maize or corn (Zea mays) is a plant belonging to the family of grasses (Poaceae). It is cultivated globally being one of the most important cereal crops worldwide. Maize is not only an important food crop for human consumption, but also a basic element of animal feed and raw material for manufacturing of many industrial products. The products…

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Biology of Zea mays (L.) (Maize)

The present document is a companion document to Dir94-08 and is intended to provide background information on the biology of Zea mays L., its centres of origin, its related species, and the potential for gene introgression from Z. mays into relatives, and details of the life forms with which it interacts. Attachments: Biology_of_Zea_mays_Ca

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Biology of Zea mays L. spp. mays (Maize or Corn)

This document describes the biology of Zea mays L. subspecies (ssp.) mays, with particular reference to the Australian environment, cultivation and use. Information included relates to the taxonomy and origins of cultivated Z. mays ssp. mays, general descriptions of its morphology, reproductive biology, biochemistry, and biotic and abiotic interactions. This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer to occur to…

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Consensus Document on the Biology of Zea mays subsp. mays (Maize)

Maize, or corn, is a member of the Maydeae tribe of the grass family, Poaceae. It is a robust monoecious annual plant, which requires the help of man to disperse its seeds for propagation and survival. Corn is the most efficient plant for capturing the energy of the sun and converting it into food, it has a great plasticity adapting…

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