Re: Hybridizing/plant biology
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- Subject: Re: Hybridizing/plant biology
- From: "Walter A. Moores" <wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu>
- Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 06:34:15 -0600 (MDT)
On Mon, 20 Oct 1997, Gavin Sills wrote:
> Here is a basic question of iris reproductive biology....
> Are TB pollen grains deposited on ONE stigma capable of fertilizing ANY
> ovules within a fruit, or only 1/3 of them?
> Gavin Sills
> Pullman, WA
> (zone???, my dozen or so iris here live in greenhouses!)
When I hybridize, I rarely smear pollen on all three stigmatic lips
and I get a full pod of seed. One grain of pollen can fertilize all
Enid Lake, MS 7/8