Re: CULT:SPEC: Lloyd's I. tectorum
From: "sidneygardener" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I don't know much about genetics so I'm sure I won't be using the right
terms, but is I. tectorum "Alba" truly different or is it a ressessive child
from two violet parents? If it was originally from two violet parents
wouldn't it stand to reason that it would usually give violet babies when
selfed. That is if violet is the dominate gene.
These are questions, not statements.
>In a message dated 11/24/99 10:34:18 AM Eastern Standard Time,
><< If album is self-pollinated (aa X
> aa), then only white seedlings will result. But if album is pollinated by
> a pure-bred violet plant (aa X AA), all the seedlings will be Aa and hence
> have pigment. That would require the presence in the garden of pigmented
> tectorum as well as the white. (If two seedlings from the latter cross
> were themselves crossed [Aa X Aa], then one-fourth of the seedlings would
> be expected to be white). >>
>Thanks for the good explanation.