Dioecious plants: Genetic or envtal?

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Thu Sep 20 09:05:58 EST 2001


In all cases I can think of, yes.  There may be a few odd cases in
which the apparent sex of the mature plant is determined by
environmental factors, but by and large, clone a male and you get a
male.  This is how they mass-produced fruitless mulberries, male
ginkgos, etc.

M. Reed

HesperAloe wrote:
> 
> If  you  taking a cutting from a male plant of a dioecious species, will you
> always get a male plant?
>                                  Peter




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