Looking for evidence of "genetic hermaphrodites"

Discussion in 'Growing Information' started by Test Pilot, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Test Pilot

    Test Pilot Registered

    Hello,

    Let me prephase this by saying that I am not trying to sell anything here. I have a genetic test that I use in the field that spots the Y chromosome on cannabis plants. However, my research leads me to believe that in some cases, hermies act the way they do because, like true male plants, they have a Y chromosome hidden in their genetic makeup. To confirm this, I am looking for folks who have a seed strain that seems to produce an unusual amount of hermaphrodites, despite the fact that the plants are not really being stressed. I would run my test on the seedlings shortly after they sprout, and identify the males. If my hunch is correct, more than the statistically expected 50% would come up as having a Y chromosome. Once the sex of the plants can be determined visually, the true males could be identified and eliminated. However, a few of the plants that came up as positive would still look female. These could then be followed to see if these are in fact the ones that turn into hermies at some point. A positive connection between the positive test for a Y chromosome and later development of hermaphrodite characteristics would help confirm this link for me. If anyone is interested in helping me with this project, please feel free to reply.
     
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  2. Weezard

    Weezard Registered+

    Sounds like something worth knowing.
    I'm now growing out some Gainesville Green that hermied last year under light stress.
    Have replanted.
    If this set hermies, I'll find a way to get you some seeds.

    Aloha,
    Wee 'zard
     
  3. Test Pilot

    Test Pilot Registered

    Thanks. I appreciate it. Keep me posted
     
  4. Dutch Pimp

    Dutch Pimp Up in Smoke

    Find some dispensary Cali genetics Bubba Kush seeds; from the hermie capital of the world

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  5. Test Pilot

    Test Pilot Registered

    Thanks. I'll get some and give it a try.
     

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