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Re: Variegated Travelers palm

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Variegated Travelers palm
  • From: "James W. Waddick" <jim-jim@swbell.net>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 22:56:21 -0600 (CST)

>For those that suggested tissue culture, I would love to pursue that 
>avenue, but I was under the impression that variegated plants are 
>actually chimeras of albino and "normal" cells and either of these 
>lines could be cultured, but not both. If I am wrong, PLEASE correct 
>me and I'll take it to the University of Arizona to have tissue 
>culture work done, and I'll send everyone a plant who requested one.
>Nyles Bauer

Dear Nyles;
	Hundreds of thousands of variegated Hostas - all chimeral - 
are routinely tissue cultured. This doesn't mean your plant can be, 
but being chimeral is not the problem. Can Ravenala be tissue 
		best	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
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