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Re: Iris meristems?

From: dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca

On 24 Dec 1998, Robert Dickow wrote:

> I was wondering if anybody knew if meristem cloning is
> done to any extent in the iris trade? This method of
> propagation is what makes really rare (e.g. $250,000)
> orchids available to hobbyists. Maybe irises can be
> produced fairly quickly without doing this, or maybe
> the market is too small, or maybe it can't be done
> for technical (biological) reasons.
You might try talking with someone in the Botany Dept at the U of Idaho.
They nmight be able to help find who's been doing this. There's some
that's been done with irises. Check the Archives crt "Maytag Red Iris"
or geranium red iris. 

Diana Louis <dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca> <- private email address
cold edge of Zone 4 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 
AIS, CIS, SIGNA, IRIS-L, Canadian Wildflower Soc.

URL for the North American Native Irises web page

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