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Damage encourages maple species to become female, Rutgers study finds
February 21, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Jennifer Blake-Mahmud reports that striped maples not only change their sex periodically, but that they can wait until the last minute -- three weeks before flowering -- to do it. The switch appears to be triggered by physical damage, which can prompt a branch to flower female if it's cut off a male tree.Full Story
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