Sex determination in the flowers of maize involves the abortion of stamen or pistil development. Recent work investigating genes that control this process reveals that a microRNA is involved in both the sex determination of the male inflorescence and its growth pattern.
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Banks, Jo Ann, "MicroRNA, Sex Determination and Floral Meristem Determinacy in Maize" (2008). Department of Botany and Plant Pathology Faculty Publications. Paper 19.