J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2020, Vol. 62 ›› Issue (7): 879-881.DOI: 10.1111/jipb.12869

Special Issue: Development

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The encyclopedia of maize kernel gene expression

Qi Li1,2 and Yongrui Wu1*   

  1. 1National Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Genetics, CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Institute of Plant Physiology & Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032, China
    2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

    Email: Yongrui Wu (yrwu@sibs.ac.cn)
  • Received:2019-06-24 Accepted:2019-08-24 Online:2019-08-27 Published:2020-07-01


This commentary highlights the recent two studies which uncovered dynamic maize kernel RNA‐seq transcriptomes from early seed development, storage filling to maturation, day by day, hour by hour. These two studies provide a ‘maize kernel gene expression dictionary’ that will be powerful for the future studies in seed biology.

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