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Re: Polyploid Sum and Substance?

In a message dated 11/14/2000 9:13:48 AM Central Standard Time, 
JmaHosta@WinterberryFarms.com writes:

<< These observations point to a chimeric polyploid where the dark
 green cell layer (center of leaf) is probably polyploid and the light green
 cell layer (the edge of the leaf) is not. >>

The only way to confirm polyploidy is by looking at the chromosomes, certain 
growth characteristics may indicate possible polyploid, but it's like says 
"There are clouds in the sky-it's going to rain today" sometimes it's true 
but many times it is not.

Chimeric ploidy plants is an interesting concept-do you know if there is any 
documentation, I have no evidence to back up my objection, but I would think 
that diffrent rates of growth between the cell layers would be large enough 
to cause the cell lines to fail to join together.

Is the increase in substance a result of cuticle thickening or is the entire 
leaf thicker?

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