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Tetraploids exist !

Paul wrote:
<Tetraploids in other groups of plants fall into two groups: 
<Plants are larger and stronger growing.
<Plants are weaker and more susceptible to harsh climets/insects 
<and physiological impairment 
THere is at least a third group as exemplified by hosta:
3. plants are smaller but sturdier and less susceptible to slugs
By the way our scientific paper and those on Patriot in the journal 
show or better proof that there are tetraploids AND ploidy chimera If 
have you data to proof otherwise, let us know the instead of just 
questioning the existence of tetraploids. By the way 2: nearly all 
hostas are diploids  This  is born out by the inheritance of all kinds 
of characters. See also my article on white flower color inheritance 
in the next journal.
Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Clusius lab pobox 9505
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
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