|Variety||Zea mays var. tunicata|
Pod corn is not a wild ancestor of maize, but a mutant that forms leaves around each kernel.
Pod corn (tunicata Sturt) is not grown commercially, but is preserved in some localities.
Pod corn forms glumes around each kernel which is caused by a mutation at the Tunicate locus. Because of its bizarre appearance, Pod Corn has had a religious significance to certain Native American Tribes.
- Maize Cobs and Cultures: History of Zea mays L. Springer. 2010. pp. 114–. ISBN 978-3-642-04524-0. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
- Han, JJ; Jackson, D; Martienssen, R (2012). "Pod corn is caused by rearrangement at the Tunicate1 locus". The Plant Cell. 24 (7): 2733–44. doi:10.1105/tpc.112.100537. PMC 3426111. PMID 22829149.
- Willy H. Verheye, ed. (2010). "Growth And Production Of Maize: Traditional Low-Input Cultivation". Soils, Plant Growth and Crop Production Volume II. EOLSS Publishers. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-84826-368-0.
- Linda Campbell Franklin, "Corn," in Andrew F. Smith (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013 (pp. 551–558), p. 553.
- Wingen, L. U., Munster, T., Faigl, W., Deleu, W., Sommer, H., Saedler, H., & Theissen, G. (2012). Molecular genetic basis of pod corn (Tunicate maize). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(18), 7115-7120. doi:10.1073/pnas.1111670109
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