Heterochronic effects of glossy15 mutations on epidermal cell identity in maize.

@article{Evans1994HeterochronicEO,
  title={Heterochronic effects of glossy15 mutations on epidermal cell identity in maize.},
  author={Matthew M. S. Evans and H J Passas and R Scott Poethig},
  journal={Development},
  year={1994},
  volume={120 7},
  pages={1971-81}
}
Vegetative development in maize is divided into a juvenile phase and an adult phase that differ in the expression of a large number of morphological, anatomical, and biochemical traits. Recessive mutations of Glossy15 cause a premature switch in the expression of some of these phase-specific traits. Mutant plants cease producing juvenile traits (e.g. epicuticular wax) and begin to produce adult traits (e.g. epidermal hairs) significantly earlier than their wild-type siblings. In glossy15-1… CONTINUE READING

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