Pollination between maize and teosinte: an important determinant of gene flow in Mexico

Abstract

Gene flow between maize [Zea mays (L.)] and its wild relatives does occur, but at very low frequencies. Experiments were undertaken in Tapachula, Nayarit, Mexico to investigate gene flow between a hybrid maize, landraces of maize and teosinte (Z. mays ssp. mexicana, races Chalco and Central Plateau). Hybridization, flowering synchrony, pollen size and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00122-004-1859-6

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