• Modification of sex-expression and fruit-formation on male plants ofMorus nigra L. by chlorflurenol

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      Chlorflurenol; Morus nigra L.; sex-expression

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      Chlorflurenol (2-Chloro-9-hydroxyfluorono-9-carboxylic acid) applied at 50, 100 and 200 ppm to male plants ofMorus nigra produced intersex and female flowers. Various transitional stages of male floral primordia into intersex and female flowers were observed. However, the fruits formed by inflorescences with such flowers were abnormal in shape, size and appearance. Frequent drying of inflorescences and fruits occurred at higher concentrations and, as a result, only a few fruits ripened.

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      V S Jaiswal1 Aravind Kumar1

      1. Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, India
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