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Re: HYB: determining DNA content/question for Eloy Bloom

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] HYB: determining DNA content/question for Eloy Bloom
  • From: "Hensler" <christyh@povn.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 05:50:54 -0800

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Shear" <wshear@hsc.edu>

> Would it be possible to determine, on the basis of DNA content, if a
> particular plant were a hybrid between two stated species?

The most recent BIS yearbook contains an article on Fluorescent In Situ
Hybridization by Dr. Yoong Lim.

The FISH method uses unzipped DNA. The complete genomic code of an
undetermined species can be introduced to one or more fluorescent strands of
a known species. If any of these strands find their compliment, they zip

The illustrations are as intriguing as the article.

Christy Hensler
Variegated and Colored Leafed Plants

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