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Re: Legend of Camelot, luminata?

  • Subject: Re: Legend of Camelot, luminata?
  • From: irischapman@aim.com
  • Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:02:52 -0400

I'm glad you are enjoying my coments. Right now my ideas are theories.
There are other theories, and in order to differentiate between the
different theories there needs to be better supportative evidence. That
is in the process.

Chuck Chapman

Re: Legend of Camelot, luminata? - Chuck

Posted by: "Margie Valenzuela"


Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:30 pm (PDT)

Thank you, Chuck. I love reading that kind of info. Have
you ever published a book, or do you plan to?

~ Margie V.

Oro Valley, AZ.

----- Original Message -----

From: irischapman@aim.com

To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 8:46 AM

Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Legend of Camelot, luminata?

The "Luminata" gene is a very tricky beast, and is not what it first

seems to be. When we see a luminata patterned iris, the assumption is

that we are seeing a homozygous iris with four sets of pl-lu genes,

but this doesn't seem to be the situation. The coresponding

is then made that the luminata gene is removing pigment from the

Actually it would appear that the luminata pattern is a combination

glaciata genes and luminata genes. Almost all crosses of luminata x

luminata produces some glaciata offspring. What I suspect is

is that the luminata gene is putting down the pigment and the

gene is trying to remove pigment and it starts with the veins and

out from there. Based on this, I have a sneaking suspicion that a

homozygous luminata plant would be very very close to being a solid

colour, or perhaps a solid coloured flower. I have gotten some solid

coloured flowers from some of my luminata closses and I'm still

to sort out all the genetics involved. Corespondingly

sem to have one gene each of luminata, glaciata and regular plicata

plus one extra copy of one of the other genes. The other , fourth

can sometimes cause the seedling to have a solid colour, that is have

four plicata genes, but not show any plicata markings. I'm still

to work out all the details of this.

I do have a work in progress article on all this that I can send to

people if they wish to pursue this further, but it is not light

reading. Contact me off line if you wish to get this article.

Chuck Chapman

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