While lateral roots comprise the bulk of root length, axial roots function as a scaffold determining the distribution of these laterals.
When humans selected for bigger seeds in maize, they may have also unintentionally improved its root system.
New research finds that root capturing more nutrients could help wildlife breathe many miles away.
Can new careful methods help us understand how plant respiration will be affected by rising carbon dioxide concentrations?
Detailed information on the dynamics of leaf production and extension along a maize (Zea mays) shoot can improve crop model predictions.
Seeds were found to vary from one accession to the next in their cold storage longevity.
The two adaptations both aid in nutrient uptake, but may work against each other
Earlier consumption and less processing makes sweetcorn a better source of dietary zinc.
How can models capture the complexity and variation of plant phenotypes? Vidal and Andrieu have taken a look at maize.
Phytochrome B is a photoreceptor that controls plant plasticity and resource partitioning. Little is known about its impact on maize crops.
Davide Scaglione and colleagues have paper for anyone who needs to carry a genotyping experiment with cost-efficiency and reproducibility for population genetics and genome wide association studies.