The Maize Handbook

  • Michael Freeling
  • Virginia Walbot

Part of the Springer Lab Manuals book series (SLM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Development and Morphology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William F. Sheridan, Janice K. Clark
      Pages 3-10
    3. R. S. Poethig
      Pages 11-17
    4. Michael Freeling, Barbara Lane
      Pages 17-28
    5. L. Feldman
      Pages 29-37
    6. Ping-Chin Cheng, Dayakar R. Pareddy
      Pages 37-47
    7. Patricia Bedinger, Scott D. Russell
      Pages 48-61
    8. Walton C. Galinat
      Pages 61-65
    9. Virginia Walbot
      Pages 78-80
  3. Cell Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Anne W. Sylvester, Steven E. Ruzin
      Pages 83-95
    3. Steven E. Ruzin, Anne W. Sylvester
      Pages 95-108
    4. Michelle H. Williams, Anne W. Sylvester
      Pages 108-117
    5. S. D. Russell, D. P. West
      Pages 135-139
    6. M. J. Varagona, N. V. Raikhel
      Pages 149-157
    7. Laurie G. Smith
      Pages 158-164
    8. Jane A. Langdale
      Pages 165-180
    9. Philip W. Becraft
      Pages 180-185
  4. Genetics Protocols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. E. H. Coe
      Pages 189-197
    3. M. G. Neuffer
      Pages 197-209
    4. Michael Freeling, John Fowler
      Pages 209-211
    5. M. G. Neuffer
      Pages 212-219
    6. Stephen L. Dellaporta, Maria A. Moreno
      Pages 219-233
    7. Karen Cone
      Pages 240-242
    8. Paul S. Chomet
      Pages 243-249
    9. Benjamin Burr, Frances A. Burr, Eileen C. Matz
      Pages 249-254
    10. John R. Laughnan, Susan Gabay-Laughnan
      Pages 255-257
    11. M. G. Neuffer
      Pages 258-262
    12. Sarah Hake, Neelima Sinha
      Pages 262-270
    13. Ben Greene, Sarah Hake
      Pages 270-273
    14. Wayne R. Carlson
      Pages 274-279
    15. E. H. Coe
      Pages 279-281
    16. M. G. Neuffer
      Pages 291-296
    17. R. L. Phillips
      Pages 297-298
    18. James A. Birchler
      Pages 307-308
    19. Wayne R. Carlson
      Pages 308-314
    20. James A. Birchler
      Pages 328-329
    21. James A. Birchler
      Pages 330-332
    22. James A. Birchler
      Pages 332-334

About this book


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.


biology development molecular biology plant plant genetics plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Freeling
    • 1
  • Virginia Walbot
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-94735-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2694-9
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