DNA amplification patterns in maize endosperm nuclei during kernel development.


Increased DNA levels in centrally located endosperm nuclei are shown to be related to endosperm development in Zea mays. Mitotic activity sharply decreases in endosperm cells 10-12 days after pollination. At this time nuclear size and DNA content per nucleus (where C = haploid content) sharply increase until peak levels are reached at about 14-18 days after… (More)