The Maize-10-Maze Photo Album
Associated with the
Cytogenetic Map of Maize project.
Hank W. Bass, Dept. Biological Science,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 32306-4370
These mutants are being used as public educutation resources to illustrate genetic control of plant growth and development, and to develop classroom curricula relating to plant genome research. A public field display is planned for the summers of 2006 and 2007 in Quincy, FL, near Tallahassee.
Mapping and outreach funded by the NSF Plant Genome Research Program
Plant and Ear images are organized in this gallery by genetic bin.
Maize stocks with multiple mutant alleles may have photos replicated in more than one bin.
Not every picture displays the mutant phenotype of any/all the mutations listed
in the file name. For instance, a picture of a family carrying the sweet corn mutation brittle endosperm2 (bt2) may show a plant even though the mutant phenotype is expressed in the seed and seen on a shucked ear.
Note on the source of maize mutants used in these projects:
The mutants used for this project were selected from a large list of mutants
that were originally isolated by geneticists, breeders, and farmers over the
last 80 years.
Many of these are 'classic' genetic mutants, having been studied for years
to learn about the basic principles and mechanisms of genetics and heredity.
The mutant stocks are distributed to scientists and breeders through the
Maize Genetics Cooperation Stock Center Catalog.
Almost all of the maize stocks were obtained by HWB for the
Maize-10-Maze project from the maize stock center in winter of 2003/04.