Abdul M. Chaudhury

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Hybrids lose heterotic yield advantage when multiplied sexually via meiosis. A potential alternative breeding system for hybrids is apospory, where female gametes develop without meiosis. Common among grasses, apospory begins in the nucellus, where aposporous initials (AIs) appear near the sexual megaspore mother cell (MeMC). The cellular origin of AIs is(More)
Transcriptional activators of the Trithorax group (TRX-G) and repressors of the Polycomb group (Pc-G) are involved in multiple aspects of embryogenesis in Drosophila and the mouse [1, 2] and appear to have a conserved role in the zygotic control of the development of the anterior-posterior axis [3, 4, 5]. In the model plant Arabidopsis, three Pc-G genes(More)
Maternal control of higher plant seed development is likely to involve female sporophytic as well as female gametophytic genes. While numerous female sporophytic mutants control the production of the ovule and the embryo sac true maternal effect mutations affecting embryo and endosperm development are rare in plants. A new class of female gametophytic(More)
INTRODUCTION In higher plants, the developmental programs of the male and female organs are substantially independent of each other and of the vegetative plant. This developmental independence permits the genetic dissection of fertility processes without impairing vegetative growth. Male fertility requires a number of coordinated developmental events. These(More)
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