HYB: 201 Homework
In the absence of "Wait for me!" cries...
I'm assuming you've now charted =
SOSTENIQUE, printed out my chart
of TRIBE OF JUDAH for reference,
and made your seedling predictions.
You may have even "cheated" and
found descriptions of offspring in
the R&I booklets. [But I prefer the term =
"creative use of resources".]
Here are brief descriptions of the four
introductions from the cross:
S. very pale blue
F. blue-violet with large deep purple
B. yellow w/ violet base.
S. pearl grey
F. apricot-buff with plum-red wash
and oxblood-red signal.
S. pewter, with gold midrib & veining
F. tan, rust & brown, with orange-on-
ivory veining around beard and red-
S. pinkish white
F. reddish-violet with rust-on-white
veining on inner half.
B. yellow gold
O.K. How many did you predict? =
Don't be alarmed if none of these
combinations were on your list.
This particular cross held some
surprises for me, too. That's why
I chose it as our real-life example.
You may want to chart all four, or
you may get by with charting only the =
features you weren't able to predict.
The question is: What can you learn
about the parents from the information
about their offspring?
HINT: Grey and pewter were not =
included on Tom's chart, or on mine, =
but grey seems to be a type of
anthocyanidin and pewter results from
combining it with a yellowish-ivory base.
More seedling descriptions will follow, =
but this much should entertain you for