The En/Spm Transposable Element of Maize
Exceptional phenotypes can be generated in the flowers and seeds of plants due to variation in the patterns of gene.expression at the somatic bud. Such examples have attracted attention since naturalists began to investigate nature. One of the first reports on color variegation in a plant was given in 1588 by Jacob Theodor of Bergzabern, a village close to Strasbourg. He described color variegation in kernels of Zea mays, a species that had just arrived in the Old World.
KeywordsZinc Maize Recombination Brittle Polypeptide
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