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RE: Fern apogamy

  • Subject: RE: [ferns] Fern apogamy
  • From: Joe halinar@open.org
  • Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 15:30:01 -0800

Tony:

>I start with two apogamous species, each of which show no genetic variation 
>when grown from spores.  They cross and the cross, which should not have been possible, 

You are making the assumption that the two apogamous species are 100% apogamous.  That may not be the case.  In a certain environment they may be close to 100% apogamous, but move them to a different environment and they may not be sexual to some degree.

Joe Halinar

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