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Mitochondrial DNA insertions in the nuclear genomes of maize (Zea mays ssp. mays)
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Mitochondria were derived from once free--living [alpha]-proteobacteria and became part of eukaryotic cells through endosymbiosis (Kleine et al. 2009). ...
Localization of the Rf3 restorer-of-fertility gene for maize S-type cytoplasmic male sterility
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
Maize S-type cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS-S) is a maternally inherited trait that prevents pollen grains from developing to maturity. CMS-S is associated with the high levels of a novel mitochondrial transcript, ...