• Phenology and biochemical changes in male and female shrubs of Jojoba [Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider] during different seasons

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      Jojoba; phenology; carbohydrates; amylase proteins; amino acids; DNA; RNA; sex differentiation

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      The phenological and biochemical characteristics of male and female plants of Jojoba were studied during different seasons. The phenological studies indicated that the flowering and fruiting behaviour of this species in the semi-arid conditions of India change considerably with continuous flower formation and two fruiting cycles in a year. Marked differences in the carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids were observed between sexes and during different seasons. The pistillate plants had greater metabolic activities with more DNA and RNA than the staminate shrubs.

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      Vutukuri V Prasad1 2 E R R Iyengar1

      1. Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar - 364 002, India
      2. Sree Rama Krishna Drug Stores, Chirala - 523 155, India
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