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Re: Goddess of Athena post

  • Subject: Re: Goddess of Athena post
  • From: "Hank Zumach" <zumach@execpc.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 15:12:39 -0600

HI Jim--Here is the address for the archives of the hosta open.  The
postings you refer to should be available in the archives.

Hank Zumach
Stoddard, WI
----- Original Message -----
From: "james hawes" <jamesh@gcnetmail.net>
To: <hosta-open@mallorn.com>; <jamesh@gcnetmail.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Goddess of Athena post

> Hosta Friends,
> About a week or so ago, someone wrote a post describing his variegated
> seedlings of Goddess of Athena. He asked for help in explaining the
> mechanisms involved in growth and origin of such seedlings.Since no one
> has responded to his inquiry, I thought I would suggest a source of
> information. Unfortunately I deleted this specific post and am not able
> to retrieve it. I will try to respond without this specific reference.
>  Both vareigated seedlings and sports are controlled by specific
> mechanisms which have been described many times in hosta-open  posts
> over time. It is unfortunate that this person is not familiar with the
> comprehensive discussion which took place in February and March of 2001.
> More than 50 people were involved in this discussion on Origin of Sports
> which produced more than 300 pages of discussion text. The processes
> responsible for variegation in seedlings and chimeral sports in hostas
> are similar or identical. I refer the inquirer to the two posts
> prepared summarizing the discussion.
> These two posts were combined into one summary which was prepared for
> publication in the Fall Edition of the Hosta Journal. Unfortunately,
> this potential article was not included in the Fall Edition for reasons
> not explained. I suggest that  former Editor Walek might be able to
> enlighten us on the status of this article. If it is to be included in
> a  future edition, it is worth the wait to study this summary of the
> discussion in order to become knowledgeable of the complex processes and
> mechanisms involved in growth and development  of chimeras and other
> types of sports and variegated seedlings in hostas. If publication is
> not anticipated, then other media  need to be sought to widely
> disseminate this important information. I wonder what are the opinions
> of others on this matter?
> Respectfully,
> Jim Hawes
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