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Re: Angels

  • Subject: Re: Angels
  • From: "Laurie AE O'Meara" Laurie@LAEOM.COM
  • Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 05:04:48 -0400

Thanks Ed !

Laurie
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Olson Moore" <H20wrx@AOL.COM>
To: <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: Angels


> In a message dated 10/1/02 7:07:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Laurie@LAEOM.COM
> writes:
>
>
> > "It is generally regarded that two species pelargoniums lent
characteristics
> > to angels: P. crispum and P. grossularoides."
>
> Maybe it would work if characteristics could rub off on adjacent plants!
:)
>
> >
> >
> >  is there another way that the two species can contribute, but not be
> > crossed?
>
> Yes, if two species will not cross, but  will cross w/a third species, it
> could possibly be used as a bridge to get genetic material from one to the
> other. For example: If A and B will not cross, but both cross with C, then
> you could cross A or B with C and the resulting hybrid might cross w/the
> species not yet used.
>
> Such as: were both crossed with a zonal (I know nothing of the > exact
> > chromosome counts yet), and then they would both lend
characteristics,but
> > not be crossed to each other?
>
> Zonals have large chromosomes, while the two species mentioned have small
> chromosomes. According to Dr. Mary Gibby,(U.K.) it would be a bigger
hurdle
> to cross species w/ different chromosome sizes, than it would be to cross
two
> species w/ the same chromosome size but different chromosome numbers.
>
> Ed
>
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