Male Sterile Kikuyu

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As the name suggests, male sterile Kikuyu is a sterile form of Kikuyu which cannot produce functional anthers and pollen, and therefore cannot produce viable seed on its own. Male sterile Kikuyu (MSK) was bred to combat all of the worst aspects of Kikuyu grass which led to it being declared a noxious weed in most states of Australia and in many countries around the world.

This was due to the highly invasive nature of Kikuyu grass, which can lead to massive detrimental environment impacts whenever it releases into the wild via it's grass seeds and via spreading from home lawns. The sterile Kikuyu does not produce viable seeds on its own and therefore the chances of seed dispersion are almost eliminated.
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