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Re: Iris breeding

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Iris breeding
  • From: "Jeff and Carolyn Walters" <cwalters@cache.net>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 19:25:55 -0700 (MST)

Dear Tom:
      You write (6 Feb 97):
> The TBs are the result of taking genes from a very small handful of
> and rearranging them ad infinitum. The first umpteen thousand
> rearrangements were interesting. Now it's re-run season.

How far back do you have to trace the pedigree of any (and every)
28-chromosome Siberian before you bump into WHITE SWIRL? If modern TBs are
founded upon a handful of basic genetic material, then Siberians are based
on a pinch. Does that mean they will reach "stagnation" even sooner, even
though at present they seem to be entering their most flourishing period? 

Jeff Walters in northern Utah (Zone 4)
"This is the Place" - Utah Pioneer Sesquicentennial:  1847-1997

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