Genetics of dioecy and causal sex chromosomes in plants

  title={Genetics of dioecy and causal sex chromosomes in plants},
  author={Sushil Kumar and Renuka Kumari and Vishakha Sharma},
  journal={Journal of Genetics},
Dioecy (separate male and female individuals) ensures outcrossing and is more prevalent in animals than in plants. Although it is common in bryophytes and gymnosperms, only 5% of angiosperms are dioecious. In dioecious higher plants, flowers borne on male and female individuals are, respectively deficient in functional gynoecium and roecium. Dioecy is inherited via three sex chromosome systems: XX/XY, XX/X0 and WZ/ZZ, such that XX or WZ is female and XY, X0 or ZZ are males. The XX/XY system… Expand
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  • 2004
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