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Cactus question

speakergirl at webtv.net speakergirl at webtv.net
Wed Jul 8 22:55:19 EST 1998


I recently planted the seeds of a prickley pear fruit. The plants that
sprouted were of two very distinct forms. One tall and thin, the other
short and stubby. They were in a ratio of approximately 3:1 which, if i
remember from college biology, would be consistent with the expression
of some sort of recessive trait.
Is this possible?

I have read what I could find about cacti, and nothing explains this. I
thought they might be male & female plants as in gingko trees & holly,
but nothing I've read mentions this.

Almost all the short stubby plants died, while the thin one are
thriving.

Whats going on here?

Sue G.




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