Corn reproduction.

Corn, the way corn reproduces is asexually. Asexual organisms can reproduce or make offspring on there own. This, means that there only needs to be one stalk of corn to create another, the same.

Corn is actually a descendant of grass. That’s right the short green stalks of grass are what created the #1 cash crop in the World. The “grass” the originate from is called  Teosinte. The way corn reproduces is actually a lot different than many other asexual reproducers, the way corn starts the reproduction process is male Gametes are produced at the top of the plant, inside the flower like part. At a certain time of year these release a pollen that fertilizes the female Gametes located in the cobs. It reaches them through a piece called silk, it follows it down through into the husk of the corn. When the pollen comes in contact with one of the threads of the Females, it divides into two identical cells. One of these cells finds its way through the kernel. This process takes several hours, the cell has to push through a 6-8 inch of kernel to get to their destination. The other cell that was made when divided, fuses with a egg and an embryo, while the other grows into the endosperm.

Because of there way or reproducing if you would have to look into a field full or corn, your looking at the same stalk of corn over and over again. Because the reproduce asexually every stalk of corn in the field is a clone of the previous one. So, there is never a “new” stalk of corn grown. Just a clone of cells divided to create that one. The had discovered this and had been thinking of a way to inbred seeds to keep the cost of seeds from
These bushels of corn are up to a count of 20 bushels and acre. This is better than some GMO corn, but also does not have all the advantages of pesticide control and other critiques. Even though this inbred corn can produce just as good as GMO corn, most of the fields in the USA are still hybrid corn.  farmers and they can make more product and not have to buy new seeds every few years.

 

       Work Cited

http://www.sindark.com/2008/01/13/the-sex-life-of-corn/

An Example of the way corn has evolved, from Teosinte.

3 thoughts on “Corn reproduction.

  1. You gave great detail in your blog! I didn’t realize that corn had originated from “short green stalks of grass.” When you explained the process of their reproduction, I like how you gave each step the details it needed in order to be understandable yet to the point! Overall I think you did a fantastic job when writing your blog! Keep up the good work.

  2. I liked how you began your blog by stating how corn reproduces and what asexual reproduction is. I think you went in very good detail describing exactly how it reproduces. I also thought your picture gave me a good idea on how corn has evolved and changed in the many years.

  3. You blog was good. I have one question though. Doesn’t corn grow from a seed? I mean, I know it does, but your reproduction process probably has something to do with it, too. Maybe put a little more detail in the article. I was just a little confused when reading the article.

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