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Re: Re:HYB:Colchicine

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re:HYB:Colchicine
  • From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 14:27:53 -0600

Haven't there been seedlings produced from colchicine induced tetraploids
before they reverted back to diploids that proved to be stable tetraploids?
Seems like the value derived from induced tetraploidy might be via this
route rather than those that had direct treatment of colchicine.  Seems like
I read this about some of Norris's (or maybe it was Mathes) efforts.

>What bearded irises have been introduced as a result of colchicine-
>induced tetraploidy?  Are there such, or were all by natural
>selection like SNOW FLURRY?

Donald Eaves
Texas Zone 7b, USA - without any plans to try colchicine on any seedlings.

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