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alocasia DNA sample 1

Denis of Silver Krome Gardens Homestead Florida was so kind to 
send me leaf a samples of 11 Alocasias. I measured their DNA and 
got t some interesting results I will treat them in small groups for 
you so as to invite your comment as I dont know anything about 
Alocasias .
General: A sample of leaf was chopped with the standard Agave 
americana of 15.9 pg Nuclei were""colored"" with propidium iodide 
and measured one by one in a flow cytometer. About 5000 to 
10.000 nuclei were measured and the values in Alocasia range 
from 10 -22 picogram Furhter I noted that three samples had very 
dark suspensions.
I found 11.2 picogram per nucleus for Alocasia tigrina superba and 
11.6 pg for A zebrina reticulata . These values are too close for 
comfort They might be closely related species or Could they be the 
same species?
Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Clusius lab pobox 9505
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
Fax: 31-71-5274999

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