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Re: [nise] Re: Hosta Variegation (clarification)


Lori,

I wish I had a microscope, I would go out and look for you.  It is an
interesting explanation of the type of variegation found in these plants.
If it is true, it is more evidence that there might be a gene regulating
chloroplast development that is moving around the genome.  In this case it
would come under the regulation of genes related to stomatal development.
It could, however, also be a developmental problem in the leaf.  I have
mentioned to several geneticists that Hosta would be a good subject of
research because of its unique ability to variegate so readily.

Thanks for the post,

Jim Anderson

-----Original Message-----
From: LjatsoH@aol.com <LjatsoH@aol.com>
To: nise@onelist.com <nise@onelist.com>; hawesj@gcnet.net
<hawesj@gcnet.net>; hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Sunday, August 15, 1999 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: [nise] Re: Hosta Variegation (clarification)


>In a message dated 8/10/99 11:15:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>hawesj@gcnet.net writes:
>
><< My  intention was to mention that the snow
> flurry variegation pattern had  been reported to have guard cells around
> stomata openings within the white tissue which had more than normal the
> amount of chloroplasts (compared to other cells of  the white tissue).
> The cumulative appearance of the green color of the guard cells
> contributed to the appearance of small green streaks or flecks in the
> white tissue which is typical of the snow flurry type variegation. >>
>
>Hi Jim and All,
>
>I was rereading some of the posts on variegation, and I wanted to ask if
the
>paragraph above might also apply to Gosan Gold Mist? Are there other
>cell/plastid arrangements working to create the yellow on green pattern of
>the leaf?
>
>There is no clear differentiation between the L1 and L2 layers on G. Gold
>Mist as in Snow Flurry. I am very new to this so any insight to this very
>unique form of variegation would be appreciated.
>
>Lori Johnson
>Buffalo, NY
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