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Biochemical and Molecular Techniques in Maize Research

  • Nina Fedoroff
Part of the Genetic Engineering: Principles and Methods book series (GEPM, volume 7)

Abstract

Plants have special qualities. Not the least of these is the capacity to humble the molecular biologist who assumes them to be no more than green E. coli. As every maize geneticist already knew long ago, the plant runs the show. Though it’s an amazing show (if I can be forgiven the pun), the script is only just being writ. All this is by way of introducing a short compendium of techniques, recipes or even protocols, which should have worked the way they were, but didn’t. Or hadn’t. Or hadn’t been invented yet and had to be to get on with the main attraction, maize transposable elements here.

Keywords

Starch Granule Endosperm Tissue Recombinant Phage Ethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Sucrose Synthetase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nina Fedoroff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EmbryologyCarnegie Institution of WashingtonBaltimoreUSA

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