Re: Diploids Etc
- Subject: Re: [IGSROBIN] Diploids Etc
- From: "Roth, Barry" <BRoth@BROBECK.COM>
- Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 15:38:34 -0700
From: Phil Bunch [mailto:pbunch@CTS.COM]:
>The production of fertile pollen is very rare, at least in most
>plants. However a triploid can be treated with colchicine to get a
>hexaploid (6N) which is usually at least partly fertile. These
>sometime can be backcrossed with the diploid or tetraploid parent and
>produce some fertile offspring.
Has this ever been done in Pelargonium, to your knowledge? Or at least,
have the results reached the trade? Thanks,
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