Subject ... debates, politics and Hostas
To: Rich (after the now infamous colorful response...)
Wowzer. I do believe some moderation is in order...
Bob's comment was i n response to a rather interesting
statement that you made. I read your statement, and I am reading
his response to it and I don't find either that
offensive. However, you latter one is a departure into uncharted
territory. I don't know where this takes a person
once the typical inhibitions are abandoned. LOL!
I do not find his recommendation incongruous with logical reasoning.
If you don't want to talk politics, we don't
mind at all. I haven't the foggiest, however, on why you
would get that offended by his statement. If you don't like
the politics, then just ask questions about Hostas and delete the politicizing
stuff. I LOVE to talk about Hostas.
Here... I'll try one myself. There are diploids, triploids,
and tetraploids. Why are there not hexaploids? Shouldn't
these be theoretically feasible? If one can induce polyploidy
with a chemical like colchicine or Treflan, with a
diploid as the experimental subject most likely producing a tetraploid,
couldn't a similiar treatment of a triploid induce a change in the chromasomal
ploidy of that plant into a hexaploid?
There.... and like Rodney King says, "Can't we all just get along.?.."
Andrew Lietzow, Plantsman http://hostahaven.com
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