Isolation and characterization of male flower cDNAs from maize.


Differential screening of two libraries made from whole, immature maize tassels was used to isolate six cDNAs which show enhanced levels of expression in male flowers. MFS1, MFS2, MFS4, MFS10 and MFS18, which were isolated from a 5 cm tassel library, are expressed throughout tassel growth up until mature pollen is produced in the anthers. MFS14, which was… (More)