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Re: Hybridizing/plant biology

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • 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
three ovules.

     Walter Moores
     Enid Lake, MS 7/8 

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