HYB: what to do with glaciata?
I'll be a spolier here Linda.
I doubt if this seedling is a glaciata. There is no indication of
plicata in either parent , or a record that I can find that either one
ever produced a plicata offspring.
Were there plicatas in this cross? I didn't hear mention of it, and
without this, or a test cross with a plicata, I'll have to say there is
no evidence of it being a glaciata
Just because it is clean of anthocyanin doesn't mean it is a glaciata.
Ther are lots of clean cartenoid plants that are not glaciatas.
Also haft markings have nothing to do with plicata genetics. This is
a carry along factor often found in pliacatas, but not part of their
Haft markings don't distract from plicatas with all their paterns, so
it was never selected out as with other colours. so it is there , but
not part of plicata genetics. There are lots of plicatas without haft
markings, paticularly those that fall out of crosses that are not
plicatas, but carriers of genes.
The glaciata genes are part of luminatas and many other plicata types.
The only way they make clean cartenoid coloured flowers is when there
are four glaciata genes in the plant. When with other plicata genes
they contribute to the plicata type and pattern. When not paired up as
one of four plicata genes, they do nothing to influence colour or
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 05:16:23 -0400
From: Linda Mann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [iris] HYB: what to do with glaciata?
Now that I have a couple of glaciata seedlings (yellow, from HARVEST OF
MEMORIES X TREASURED), I don't know what to do with them re: future
crosses. From posts here in years past, it sounds like some of you get
excited about such things, but I'm not sure why..
They can get rid of dark markings on hafts of yellow/pink/orange/white,
but do they have anything to do with light ground with anthocyanin
on hafty anthocyanin pigmented ones?
In other words, is there any evidence that the genes for "plicata haft
markings" includes the white ground between the anthocyanin pigmented
Another one of my unanswerable questions?
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.DiscoverET.org/etis>
Region 7, Kentucky-Tennessee <http://www.aisregion7.org>
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