hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: hybrids and correction


Joe why don't you and Ben take this pissing contest off line.

At 11:10 PM 10/20/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>Ben:
>
>>By the way I made a mistake yesterday, I investigated the DNA of 
>>seedlings of Amber Tiara x Minuteman not ventricosa x Minuteman.
>
>Unless Minuteman is a tetraploid I doubt that you can distinguish the 
>difference between the DNA content of Amber tiara and Minuteman using 
>a flow cytometer.  To say that the seedlings are NOT hybrids because 
>the seedling have the DNA content of the pod parent is absolute BAD 
>science at its worse.  There is so little difference in the DNA 
>content of different hosta species that I doubt that you can actually 
>measure the difference with the CRUDE method you are using.  A flow 
>cytometer is useful for seperating diploids, triploids and 
>tetrapoloids, but NOT for the purposes you are using it for.  Ben, you 
>have already amply demonstrated that you know nothing about botany; 
>why do you insist in continuing to demonstrating you don't know 
>anything about botany?
>
>If you are going to make claims like this, then please give us the 
>actual figures for the DNA content of the parents and the seedlings 
>along with the standard deviation of the results.  Did you even 
>actually do the measurements?  Maybe that is why you won't give us any 
>figures!
>
>Ben, you may fool some of the people on this robin, but there are some 
>of us on this robin who do actually know something about botany and 
>hostas and how to do GOOD science and you aren't going to fool us.  
>It's time for you, Ben, to put up or shut up!  
>
>Joe Halinar
>---------------------------------------------------------------------
>To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@mallorn.com with the
>message text UNSUBSCRIBE HOSTA-OPEN
>
>
Butch Ragland So. Indiana zone 5

"Conflict is as addictive as nicotine, alcohol, drugs, etc.
I'm sorry to report that cooperation is not."
---------------------------------------------------------------------
To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@mallorn.com with the
message text UNSUBSCRIBE HOSTA-OPEN





 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index