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- Schoper, J. B., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Crop science 2001 v.41 no.5 pp. 1551-1557
- Zea mays; corn; dehiscence; gene flow; leaves; longevity; planting; pollen; pollen flow; pollen viability; pollinators; seed set; solar radiation; water potential; wind speed
- ... Pollen is an important vector of gene flow in maize (Zea mays L.). Experiments were conducted to investigate the duration of pollen viability and the effectiveness of isolation distance for controlling gene flow. Pollen longevity was tested by collecting pollen at dehiscence and exposing it in a thin layer in the open air and sunshine for prescribed time periods before assessing pollen viability b ...