Re: [aroid-l] self pollination of aroids
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] self pollination of aroids
- From: MossyTrail@cs.com
- Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 23:40:40 -0400
"Julius Boos" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Dear Marc and Friends,
>perhaps there was more
>and different genetic material available in apomixis for continued and later
>cross-pollination in a population of plants that were started by just one
>good seed originally produced from cross-pollination, but growing all by
>itself in a remote area. I thought that perhaps reproduction by apomixis
>(vs. cross-pollination) until there were a few plants in this new population
>to enable cross-pollination to begin may be 'the better of two evils' as it
>were, but obviously not as 'good' as cross-pollination in a large and
>thereby very genetically variable population.
I presume you are referring to heterozygousness (heterozygosity?); that is, your one single plant has two forms of an allele. Then, when it self-pollinates, the alleles may be recombined to produce previously-hidden diversity. Sorry, I am having trouble expressing myself clearly tonite.