Thoughts on Cytoplasmic Male Sterility in cms-T Maize.

  title={Thoughts on Cytoplasmic Male Sterility in cms-T Maize.},
  author={Charles S. Levings},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  pages={1285 - 1290}
  • C. S. Levings
  • Published 1 October 1993
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Plant cell
Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a maternally inherited trait that suppresses the production of viable pollen grains. The Texas, or T, cytoplasm (cms-7) of maize, which was first described in the Golden June line in Texas (Rogers and Edwardson, 1952), carries the CMS trait. The Texas cytoplasm was an important discovery to geneticists and plant breeders because it eliminated the costly detasseling procedure used in maize hybrid seed production. Its commercial value has prompted many applied… 
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