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Re: Re: CULT: HYB: fertility? (was Ormohr etc


In a message dated 4/18/2004 12:11:20 PM Mountain Daylight Time, 
lmann@volfirst.net writes: 
> Neil (others), do you think this could have anything to do with
> increased fertility in seedlings from wide crosses (dissimilar
> colors/patterns, very distant breeding lines) in tetraploid TBs as
> well?  Make that increased germination rates.
> 
> I keep thinking of those photos of mismatched chromosomes in bearded
> iris species.....

Yes, I do -- and if you go back to some of the old articles about the era of 
the diploid to tetraploid conversion I think you find further evidence.  

Sharon McAllister

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