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Re: Genetics question


Joanne,

I have been sitting here puzzling over your post.  While teaching Psychology I
did cover genetics very superficially.  I would be very interested in just how
he spoke of gene dominance.  Does one also speak of recessive genes in hosta --
I suppose so, but I cannot get my mind around this question.  I'll have to do
some research on it.

Frances

Joanne Pyszczek wrote:

> In his handout at Hosta College Jim Wilkins mentioned that yellow/gold color
> is dominant over blue or green.  And in his Journal article Ben said blue
> was dominant over green.  If these are true why are most hostas green?  I
> can understand that perhaps in the wild the greens were more vigorous and
> over grew the others, but then it wouldn't take very long for the dominant
> genes to be lost and there would be no other colors.  I realize there may,
> possible may be very likely, be more than one set of genes affected color
> inheritance. Any opinions from the more knowledgable?  My own genetics
> classes
> were an awful long time ago.
> See what happens when you send some of us off to school? A little knowlege
> can be dangerous.
> Joanne
> jopyz@earthlink.net
>
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