Jasmonate: preventing the maize tassel from getting in touch with his feminine side.

@article{Browse2009JasmonatePT,
  title={Jasmonate: preventing the maize tassel from getting in touch with his feminine side.},
  author={John Browse},
  journal={Science signaling},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 59},
  pages={pe9}
}
Reproduction of angiosperm plants is central to many aspects of global ecosystem biology and has been a determining factor in the rise and success of world civilizations. Many plants have developed mechanisms that favor outcrossing rather than self-fertilization. In maize (Zea mays), separate male and female flowers develop on a single plant. Sex determination in the male floral structure, the tassel, depends on signaling through the tasselseed (ts) pathway. Mutations affecting this pathway… CONTINUE READING

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