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RE: Iris ID : Permanent

It is certainly feasible.  It's called a DNA test.  I'm sure that some
botanist somewhere has at least developed the technique for DNA testing
of plant material.  However, I don't think that we'll see it anytime
soon commercially.  

Maureen Mark
Ottawa, Canada

> Hello all,
	 ... is it possible to know the exact variety of an Iris from a
basis of a
> chromosome count, or some other genetic type angle?  I went further
> into this
> thought thinking that if there was a way, then maybe when an Iris was
> introduced, it also would be required to have had the appropriate
> *test* done,
> which would be the permanent ID. Then there would be no more fear of
> lost
> tags.  Is this feasible?
> Karen Ernst

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