hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Re: HYB: Freezing Iris Seeds

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: HYB: Freezing Iris Seeds
  • From: "Jan Clark" <janclarx@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 11:24:08 +1000

Arnold wrote:
>for the life of me I can't understand why one would want to go to the 
>trouble, expense and extra time of something like having to use liquid 
>nitrogen to freeze your seeds.  Why do this when so many, it seems, have 
>great success without resorting to all that?  Why do this when the way 
>seeds are treated in nature certainly doesn't involve such procedures?

I don't think your comment is petulent or silly Arnold.
I think the whole idea arose from the comparison of human 'seeds' with iris 
seeds. The mistake seems to be that someone has forgotten that the purpose 
of freezing iris seeds is in order to break dormancy, not as a means of 
storage. Human embryo's or semen, will not last very long at all, if stored 
at room temperature, but do not need to break dormancy.
Iris seeds will last years, and certainly don't need storing in liquid 
nitrogen. Apart from all else, the stuff is dangerous to handle, and fairly 
Cheers, Jan Clark,
Australia, zone 9 soon to be zone 8

Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp

------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~-->
CLICK HERE to search
600,000 scholarships!


Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ 

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index