Zea mays


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Zea mays

a grass in plant family Poaceae. A staple part of human and animal diet in many countries as corn or maize meal. The standing green crop, up to 10 ft high, makes excellent ensilage and green chop. May be infested with poisonous fungi in the field or as stored grain. May cause nitrate-nitrite poisoning. Called also maize, corn.
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Tribulus terrestris: preliminary study of its diuretic and contractile effects and comparison with Zea mays.
The influence of Zea mays on urinary risk factors for kidney stones in rats.
Early inflorescence and floral development in Zea mays land race Chapalote (Poaceae).
The role of auxin transport during inflorescence development in maize, Zea mays (Poaceae).
Studies have reported that maize was domesticated from the annual teosinte, Zea mays ssp.
1993) and on mitochondrial respiration in Zea mays (Rasmussen et al.
wilsonii contributed little to the total absorbance of UV-A and UV-B radiation (Woodall & Stewart, 1998), with similar findings in Zea mays (Beggs & Wellman, 1985) and Lycopersicon esculentum (Brandt et al.
It has been proven that velvetleaf affects Zea mays and cotton as a result of the effects of Cyperus spp [1].
The INCI name is: salicylic acid, glyceryl stearate, coacamidopropyl dimethylamine, zea mays (corn) starch (and) hydrolyzed corn starch (and) hydrolyzed starch ocetnylsuccinate.
Correlation between screening procedures to select root endophytes for biological control of Fusarium verticillioides in Zea mays.
Evers (1968) listed this species on Zea mays and on an unidentified grass.