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.