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Re: HYB: kashmiriana, ploidy and more

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] HYB: kashmiriana, ploidy and more
  • From: arilbredbreeder@cs.com
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 11:17:42 EST

In a message dated 1/3/02 3:56:08 AM Mountain Standard Time, 
neilm@charter.net writes:

> Thanks, Sharon, for reminding us of the old-timers' rule of thumb of the 
> "One in ten thousand."  I had known that at one time and forgotten.  My 
> "hundreds" of crosses didn't begin to scratch the probabilities, did it?
> So how do we incorporate astrachanica, timofejewii and what other jewels 
> may emerge out of Russia and Afghanistan in our coming "peace?"  Breeding 
> with these at the diploid level may be fun, but doesn't introduce the 
> potentially useful genetics into modern tetraploid lines.  Tens of 
> thousands of pollenizations take time, space and more patience than most of 
> us have.  Bloom's procedures may offer some hope.

In the diploid-to-tetraploid conversion that resulted in our modern TBs, the 
triploid route played a very important role.  I've used it with arils & 
arilbreds, enough to find it quite productive as well as interesting, but can 
only speculate what would happen with the "jewels" you mention.

Sharon McAllister

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