genus Zea

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Related to genus Zea: Zea diploperennis, Zea nicaraguensis
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Noun1.genus Zea - corngenus Zea - corn          
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
corn, Indian corn, maize, Zea mays - tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
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The low level of variability of the pollen phenol profiles throughout the genus Zea supports the proposal that maize and some teosintes are conspecific groups, and indicates that the pollen phenol composition is highly conserved in the different taxa of Zea.
Evolutionary relationships in the genus Zea: analysis of repetitive sequences used as cytological FISH marker.
As early as 1924, the meiotic configurations and chromosome pairing of [F.sub.1] hybrids between the 2n = 20 species of genus Zea and perennial teosinte were intensively studied, and the meiotic configuration was determined by using conventional cytogenetic techniques (Molina and Naranjo, 1987; Poggio and Naranjo, 1990; Naranjo and Poggio, 1994; Molina and Garcia, 1999; Poggio et al., 1999).