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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
http://molly.hsc.unt.edu/~rbarton/Iris/NANI.html


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