Morphological variation of male A. arguta plants affects their flowering potential and pollen efficiency

  title={Morphological variation of male A. arguta plants affects their flowering potential and pollen efficiency},
  author={Agnieszka Stasiak and Barbara Łata and Monika Bieniasz and Piotr Latocha},
  journal={Horticultural Science},
Actinidia arguta (Siebold et Zucc.) Planch. ex Miq. is functionally a cryptic dioecious plant and successful pollination is crucial for achieving high quality fruit. The extent and bases of morphological variability in female genotypes have been well studied, but here we focus on the males. Mature plants of seven male A. arguta genotypes were studied in 2016 and 2017 during which a suite of phenological and morphological features was measured on ten randomly chosen one-year-old canes on each… 

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