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  • Researchers to perform sex change operation on papaya

    University of Illinois plant biology professor Ray Ming and his colleagues will find the sex determining regions on the papaya's three sex chromosomes, then use that information to produce a true-breeding hermaphrodite plant.

    University of Illinois plant biology professor Ray Ming and his colleagues will find the sex determining regions on the papaya's three sex chromosomes, then use that information to produce a true-breeding hermaphrodite plant.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Ray Ming, call: 217-333-1221; e-mail: rayming@illinois.edu.