The Maize Leaf

@inproceedings{Freeling1994TheML,
  title={The Maize Leaf},
  author={Michael Freeling and Barbara Lane},
  year={1994}
}
The leaf is the most conspicuous organ of the repeating shoot segment. A typical elite inbred, such as W23, has approximately 20 leaves. Because leaves are founded sequentially within the meristem over weeks of time, the older, more juvenile leaves arise earlier and in a more basal position than the younger, more adult leaves. Two numbers designate any particular leaf: the leaf number (L) counting the nonleaf coleoptile as zero, and the plastochron number (P), counting the established but… CONTINUE READING

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