rgf1, a mutation reducing grain filling in maize through effects on basal endosperm and pedicel development.

@article{Maitz2000rgf1AM,
  title={rgf1, a mutation reducing grain filling in maize through effects on basal endosperm and pedicel development.},
  author={Monika Maitz and Geraldina Santandrea and Zhinong Zhang and S Lal and L. Curtis Hannah and Francesco Salamini and Richard D. Thompson},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={29-42}
}
The maize cob presents an excellent opportunity to screen visually for mutations affecting assimilate partitioning in the developing kernel. We have identified a defective kernel mutant termed rgf1, reduced grain filling, with a final grain weight 30% of the wild type. In contrast with most defective endosperm mutants, rgf1 shows gene dosage-dependent expression in the endosperm. rgf1 kernels possess a small endosperm incompletely filling the papery pericarp, but embryo development is… CONTINUE READING