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Re: HYB: Polyploidy, unreduced gametes and such

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] HYB: Polyploidy, unreduced gametes and such
  • From: arilbredbreeder@cs.com
  • Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 14:20:49 EST

In a message dated 1/1/02 4:50:18 AM Mountain Standard Time, 
neilm@charter.net writes:

> As to depending on stumbling across unreduced gametes for tetraploid 
> production, I might comment that I made hundreds of crosses of diploid X 
> tetraploid beardeds fishing for such and never got a single seed.  My 
> experience is that this is not a real swift method of development.

The old-timers had a one-in-ten-thousand rule of thumb, and nothing in my 
experience would serve to refute it.

Sharon McAllister

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