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- Gomez L, R., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Crop science 2001 v.41 no.5 pp. 1551-1557
- viability; Zea mays; solar radiation; water vapor; longevity; water potential; spatial distribution; gene flow; wind speed; air; pollen; seed set; genetic markers; cross pollination
- ... 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 ...
- Gomez L., R., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Crop science 1998 v.38 no.6 pp. 1597-1602
- Zea mays; plant breeding; recombinant DNA; seeds; landraces; transgenic plants; gene flow; gene expression; inbred lines; color; wild relatives; pollination; females; Mexico
- ... Pollen containment may be necessary to prevent the dissemination of novel genes from transgenic crops into sexually compatible land races or wild relatives in locations where these are grown or occur naturally in the same vicinity. Routine maize (Zea mays L.) breeding activities employ controlled pollinations and are sometimes done in areas where land races or wild relatives are known to occur. Th ...