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The Maize Handbook

Editors: Freeling, Michael, Walbot, Virginia (Eds.)

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The Maize Handbook represents the collective efforts of the maize research community to enumerate the key steps of standard procedures and to disseminate these protocols for the common good. Although the material in this volume is drawn from experience with maize, many of the procedures, protocols, and descriptions are applicable to other higher plants, particularly to other grasses. The power and resolution of experiments with maize depend on the wide range of specialized genetic techniques and marked stocks; these materials are available today as the culmination of nearly 100 years of genetic research. A major goal of this volume is to introduce this genetical legacy and to highlight current stock construction programs that will soon benefit our work, e. g. high-density RFLP maps, deletion stocks, etc. Both stock construction and maintenance are relatively straightforward in maize as a result of the ease of crossing and the longevity of stored seeds. Crossing is facilitated by the separate staminate (tassel) and pistillate (ear) flowers, a feature almost unique to maize. On the other hand, many of the genetic methodologies utilized with maize, including the precision of record keeping, can be adapted to other plants. Facile communication and a spirit of co-operation have characterized the maize genetics community since its earliest days. Starting in the 1930s, institutions such as annual Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter, the Maize Genetics Stock Center, and the annual maize genetics meeting provide continuity to the field.

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"The book is certainly one that every university and research station library should buy, and every plant geneticist should have access to." Plant Genetics Newsletter
"This handbook sets the standard and is an essential work for anyone doing maize research of any type." Choice

Table of contents (133 chapters)

Table of contents (133 chapters)

Buy this book

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Maize Handbook
Editors
  • Michael Freeling
  • Virginia Walbot
Series Title
Springer Lab Manuals
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-2694-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-2694-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-94735-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 761
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