Female gametophyte development and double fertilization in Balsas teosinte, Zea mays subsp. parviglumis (Poaceae)

@article{Wu2011FemaleGD,
  title={Female gametophyte development and double fertilization in Balsas teosinte, Zea mays subsp. parviglumis (Poaceae)},
  author={Chi-Chih Wu and P. Diggle and W. Friedman},
  journal={Sexual Plant Reproduction},
  year={2011},
  volume={24},
  pages={219-229}
}
Over the course of maize evolution, domestication played a major role in the structural transition of the vegetative and reproductive characteristics that distinguish it from its closest wild relative, Zea mays subsp. parviglumis (Balsas teosinte). Little is known, however, about impacts of the domestication process on the cellular features of the female gametophyte and the subsequent reproductive events after fertilization, even though they are essential components of plant sexual reproduction… Expand
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