Sensitivity of Female Inbreds of Cucumis sativus to Sex Reversion by Gibberellin

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Science  27 Mar 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3613, pp. 1452-1453
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3613.1452


Two female inbred cucumbers were developed by substituting gene Acr for acr in the genetic backgrounds of the monoecious races Marketer and Tokyo, which exhibit weak and strong male tendency respectively. Marketer females are resistant and Tokyo females are sensitive to sex reversion in response to treatments with gibberellin A3. Resistance and sensitivity of this type appear to depend upon the genetic system which controls sex tendency.

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