Development of maize caryopses resulting from in-vitro pollination

  title={Development of maize caryopses resulting from in-vitro pollination},
  author={Burle G. Gengenbach},
Intact maize (Zea mays L.) ovaries were excised from unpollinated ears (pistillate inflorescences of field-grown plants and placed on defined, agar-based media in Petri dishes. Application of pollen to the end of silks (styles) positioned outside the Petri dish resulted in fertilization of 46% of the ovaries. The extent of subsequent kernel (caryopsis) development varied. After 40 days some kernels had only embryo development while others had embryo and variable endosperm development. About 5… CONTINUE READING

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