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Re: Chimera or Jumping Gene?
  • Subject: Re: Chimera or Jumping Gene?
  • From: "El Hutchison" <eleanore@mts.net>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 15:29:09 -0500


Thanks Colleen.  Makes perfect sense now, the way you explained it.  I guess after all these years, some of the higher level genetic talks might actually be sinking into this old brain.  ;)
And reminds me to go dig my Song of Norway from under the trees, as it hasn't bloomed for a few years.  I always get side-tracked by something.  Yesterday, I did manage to dig a few that were too far under the pine trees on the south side, but after getting my hair caught in the low branches numerous times, I called it quits for the day.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Chimera or Jumping Gene?

Hi El

Looks like a chimera to me. During  development the anthocyanin gene failed to switch on in part of the flower. Great for letting you see what's under the blue.

Here's one of mine where the dominant white gene failed to switch on, in Song Of Norway.

Colleen Modra

El Hutchison wrote:

I noticed this seedling had a yellow "streak" on it this year.  Never seen that in the 7 or so years it's been in my garden.  I don't know the parents, alas. 
This happened with IB Swing School a few years back too, but in its regular colours.
I know in lilies this would be called a "jumping gene", but is there a phrase for it in iris terms?




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