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Re: [aroid-l] variegated

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] variegated
  • From: George Yao <gcyao@mydestiny.net>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 12:59:52 +0800

Michael,

Let me venture an explanation. Some variegation are chimeral, which means only some part of the tissue is genetically different. In variegation, the difference is in the color, so you have patches of normal green and patches of abnormal color, often yellow or white, side by side. The genetic variation in chimeras usually cannot be transmitted to an offspring sexually, however, offsets or pups can often get the same or similar genetic variations in tissues.

George Yao
Metro-Manila
Philippines

At 8/24/2004 02:31 PM, you wrote:
Yes, you're right about that.  Those hosta used for breeding are not so easy
to find, just like this konjac:-)
But it still is a bit weird to me that something genetic does not happen all
over the plant.
Any explanation for that?  If not, I guess I'll just have to accept the
facts:-)

Best,
Michael
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan Lange" <nelange@concentric.net>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 12:28 AM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] variegated


> > The variegation patterns of streaked hostas, often prized for use in hosta > breeding programs, is highly unstable, but not viral. > > Something to consider, > Nathan > > > At 08:13 PM 8/23/2004 +0200, you wrote: > >Hi, > > > >I do like the look of variegated plants. > >But I have a question Michael. You say on ebay that it is not a virus but a > >genetic thing. If it is genetic, how do you explain that it is not always > >the same, that it varies greatly and that not even all the offsets are > >variegated? When I compare with let's say Hosta, then the variegation in > >the plants is stabile and always the same. I would rather say that that is > >genetic and that yours is a virus? > >I am no good when it comes to genetics, so there may well be a perfectly > >logical explanation. I was just wondering. > >Whatever causes the variegation, I wish it would show up in more of my > >plants:-) > > > >Regards, > >Michael > > > >----- Original Message ----- > >From: "Michael Marcotrigiano" <mmarcotr@email.smith.edu> > >To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu> > >Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 7:29 PM > >Subject: Re: [aroid-l] variegated > > > > > > > Neil > > > > > > I guess people like that look. The last one I sold last year went for > > > 475.00. If you take the time to read the web link you will see that they > > > grow into very stunning variegated leaves - if you don't like > > > variegation so be it -- but for those who do, this is the aroid holy > > > grail. I bought a parrot with the profits fromt he last one. One hobby > > > fuels another. > > > > > > _______________________________ > > > > > > Michael Marcotrigiano, Ph.D > > > Director of the Botanic Garden and Professor of Biological Sciences > > > Smith College > > > Lyman Conservatory, 15 College Lane > > > Northampton, MA 01063 > > > email: mmarcotr@smith.edu > > > voice: 413-585-2741; fax: 413-585-2744 > > > www.smith.edu/garden > > > www.science.smith.edu/~mmarcotr > > > -------------------------------------------------------------------------- > >--------- > > > "Art is the unceasing effort to compete with > > > the beauty of flowers and never succeeding." > > > Marc Chagall > > > > > > >>> neil@ng23.abelgratis.co.uk 08/23/04 01:08PM >>> > > > > > > On 23 Aug 2004, at 17:20, Michael Marcotrigiano wrote: > > > > > > > For those of you who were asking I decided to sell a few of my > > > > variegated Amorphophallus plants (A. konjac 'Shattered Glass'). There > > > > > > > is > > > > one on ebay right now. > > > > > > > > > > Looks like the A Bulbifer leaf I left out in the full sun a few weeks > > > ago! > > > (only mines more, er... crispy!) > > > > > > Quite a few Hewitii seedlings there also, I wonder where they came from > > > > > > :) > > > > > > Neil > > > > > > > > >




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