HYB:Converting Tets to Dips
Greer Holland wrote:
> I've learned of two methods for converting Dips
> to Tets on this list so far.
> Is there a known method of going the other
> way? That is, converting a Tet to a Dip?
Not direct conversion, but you can work the Triploid
Route from Tet to Dip as well as from Dip to Tet.
> Why would anyone want to do this? Well, in the bearded class, the MTB=
> are almost exclusively diploids. A converted Tet might bring new
> possibilities into MTB breeding.
1. Cross Tet X Dip & Dip X Tet.
2. Select for fertility among the Triploids.
3. Intercross the Triploids and cross Triploids with Diploids.
4. Select for Diploids.
A proven method for injecting TB & BB genes into the MTBs.
But don't expect to be overrun with seedlings....