Balance between maternal and paternal alleles sets the timing of resource accumulation in the maize endosperm.

@article{Li2010BalanceBM,
  title={Balance between maternal and paternal alleles sets the timing of resource accumulation in the maize endosperm.},
  author={Na Li and H. G. Dickinson},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={277 1678},
  pages={3-10}
}
Key aspects of seed development in flowering plants are held to be under epigenetic control and to have evolved as a result of conflict between the interests of the male and female gametes (kinship theory). Attempts to identify the genes involved have focused on imprinted sequences, although imprinting is only one mechanism by which male or female parental alleles may be exclusively expressed immediately post-fertilization. We have studied the expression of a subset of endosperm gene classes… CONTINUE READING