Gene expression patterns in the maize caryopsis: clues to decisions in embryo and endosperm development

Gene. 2001 Jun 27;271(2):131-42. doi: 10.1016/s0378-1119(01)00503-0.


We will describe gene expression patterns in the maize caryopsis, which provide clues to developmental decisions and questions in the embryo and endosperm. The emphasis will be on the development of the root/shoot axis, which is the main achievement of plant embryogenesis. Data obtained in the vegetative seedling are included as far as they may be relevant to the elaboration of the shoot/root axis. Development of the embryo will be briefly compared to endosperm as both seed compartment exhibit pronounced differences.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gene Expression Profiling*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Seeds / genetics*
  • Seeds / growth & development
  • Zea mays / embryology
  • Zea mays / genetics*