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Re: HYB: test crosses


From: "Jeff and Carolyn Walters" <jcwalters@bridgernet.com>

> From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
> 
> When Sharon talks about test crosses, other than fertility, what
> sort of things would one be looking to identify with the cross?

Donald,

If you read the article titled "The Great Clarence Mystery" by Don Spoon in
the April '99 AIS Bulletin (reprinted from the Fall '98 Reblooming Iris
Recorder) it should give you a pretty good idea of how test crosses can be
used to unravel the genetic secrets of specific cultivars.

Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4/5, Sunset Zone 2)
jcwalters@bridgernet.com

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