I Don't know how many of you are familiar with 'Sex Linking' in reference to breeding but I'd like to share the basis for those not versed,
I was first was exposed to the theory of sex link genes on OverGrow.com but later by a breeder during my time in Colorado. It is used in breeding, from show dogs to game Cocks, and yes also botany. The imfomation of Sex genes is said to be withheld by cannabis breeders but I don't nessasary believe that but there is not much info on it on the Internet...the info I am presenting is by memory and as it was told to me. It's not hard to understand and if anyone else with knowledge of it please share and/or correct where I might be mistaken but I pretty sure I'm accurate how how it was told.
It can be useful for identifying hidden hermaphrodite tendencies, but not in the way you might think, selection of of what they refer to as true male or true female but those terms are a bit elusive will cover that also latter.
The reason I'm posting is it completely directly related to the topic your discussing in Heirloom Spores thread where he speaks of feminized seed, I initially wanted to inject a thought about selection but got carried away.
Sex linking is not actually method but more a theory behind selection and is used to identify hidden traits that's unique to the sex of the given species one is working with, be it resesive or dominate, but primary associated to resesive genes as let me give an example i.e. colorful feathers are a male trait in the mallard duck so you can see there's no big secret there, lol..
The reason I'm posting is it completely directly related to the topic your discussing in terms of selection and we are dealing with manipulation of Sex genes.
Sex linking is not actually method but more a thought behind selection and is used to bring out desired traits that's unique to a female or male of the given species one is working with, be it resesive or dominate, but primary associated is resesive genes as let me give an example i.e. colorful feathers are a male trait in the mallard duck so you can see there's no big secret there, lol.
Embryos carry the option of being male or female but still have an innate gentic z predisposed sex, this is what one needs to find out, I believe it may be referred to as true male or female in the next post or two I'll post a graph determining male/female potential. I hope you all know that if you want more females from regular seed you sprout/grow them under ideal conditions this is important to 'sex linking'
Let me cut to the chase. .
Edited by Hash_Man, 29 November 2016 - 05:42 PM.