The Impact of Fasciation on Maize Inflorescence Architecture

Kim, Da Eun, Jeong, Jin-hee, Kang, Yu Mi, Park, Young-Hoon, Lee, Yong-Jae, Kang, Jum-soon, Choi, Young-Whan, Son, Beung-Gu, Kim, Sun Tae, Jackson, Dave, Je, Byoung Il (January 2022) The Impact of Fasciation on Maize Inflorescence Architecture. Journal of Plant Biology. ISSN 1226-9239

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DOI: 10.1007/s12374-021-09342-1


How functional genetics research can be applied to improving crop yields is a timely challenge. One of the most direct methods is to produce larger inflorescences with higher productivity, which should be accompanied by a balance between stem cell proliferation and lateral organ initiation in meristems. Unbalanced proliferation of stem cells causes the fasciated inflorescences, which reflect the abnormal proliferation of meristems, derived from the Latin word ‘fascis’, meaning ‘bundle’. Maize, a model system for grain crops, has shown tremendous yield improvements through the mysterious transformation of the female inflorescence during domestication. In this review, we focus on maize inflorescence architecture and highlight the patterns of fasciation, including recent progress.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organism description > plant > maize
organism description > plant behavior > crop yield improvement
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > inflorescence
Publication Type > review
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Communities: CSHL labs > Jackson lab
SWORD Depositor: CSHL Elements
Depositing User: CSHL Elements
Date: 4 January 2022
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2022 15:15
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 15:15
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