Vutukuri V Prasad
Articles written in Proceedings – Plant Sciences
Volume 95 Issue 3 October 1985 pp 203-211
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.