""'Mucilaginibacter auburnensis " "'is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped and non-spore-forming bacterium from the genus of Mucilaginibacter which has been isolated from the stem from a corn plant Zea mays from the field of E . V . Smith Research Center, Plant Breeding Unit facility in Tallassee in the United States.
Recombinant inbred strains or lines were first developed using inbred strains of mice but are now used to study a wide range of organisms " Saccharomyces cerevisiae " ( yeast ), " Zea mays " ( maize ), barley, " Drosophila melanogaster ", " C . elegans " and rat.
Chapela was co-author ( with his graduate student, David Quist ) of a controversial 2001 " Mesoamerican center of origin for Zea mays L . Controversy over the accuracy of the claims and methodological concerns about the paper led to an editor's note saying there was insufficient evidence to justify the original publication.
It is known that " ent "-copalyl diphosphate synthase is produced by maize plants ( " Zea mays " ) in response to attack by " Fusarium " fungi, which suggests that it might play a role in plant defences as a precursor to phytoalexins ( defensive compounds produced by the plant ).
"' Herbaspirillum seropedicae "'is an betaproteobacteria with is endophytic diazotroph and forms nitrogen-fixing associations with maize ( Zea mays ), rice ( Oryza sativa ), sorghum ( Sorghum bicolor ), sugar cane ( Saccharum officinarum ), bananas ( Musa ) and pineapple ( Ananas comosus ) . " H . seropedicae " is a potential nitrogen biofertilizer.
Pigeon peas are cultivated in more than 25 tropical and subtropical countries, either as a sole crop or intermixed with cereals, such as sorghum ( " Sorghum bicolor " ), pearl millet ( " Pennisetum glaucum " ), or maize ( " Zea mays " ), or with other legumes, such as peanuts ( " Arachis hypogaea " ).