18 February, 2015

The Role of Artificial Pollination and Pollen Effect on Ear Development and Kernel Structure of Different Maize Genotypes

by F. Kahrıman et al.

Open pollinated maize plant
Maize is one of the best known examples of outcrossing crop species. The orientation of male and female flowers on the plant causes a high frequency of cross pollination among the neighbouring plants. "Xenia" or "pollen effect" refers to the immediate changes in biochemical structure of the kernel due to the effect of male parent. This effect can be utilized to the advantage of breeder or producer.


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