Induction of Staminate Flowers on Gynoecious Cucumbers with Gibberellin A3

Science  03 Jun 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3414, pp. 1673-1674
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3414.1673


Staminate flowers induced on gynoecious plants permitted the establishment and increase of inbred lines bearing only pistillate flowers. This method of altering sex expression has practical applications in developing F1 hybrids, and is useful in studying the physiology and genetics of sex expression.