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Re: colchicine


It sounds like I need to go out and buy "Genetics for Dummies" before I
continue this string of questions.

Ray Wiegand z5
Mentor, Ohio

Daniel Nelson wrote:

> Ray,
> A diploid has double the number of chromosomes.
> A triploid has triple.
>
> This change in the plant may result in desirable traits.
>
> The methods used to induce these polyploids involves the use of very
> toxic chemicals and is best left to professionals and very serious lay
> persons.
>
> Dan Nelson
> Bridgeville DE
> zone 7
> SussexTreeInc+AEA-ce.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray W +ADw-wie1086+AEA-mail.harborcom.net+AD4-
> To: hosta-open+AEA-mallorn.com +ADw-hosta-open+AEA-mallorn.com+AD4-
> Date: Friday, March 26, 1999 6:43 PM
> Subject: Re: colchicine
>
> +AD4-Thanks Rick--- But what is a diploid and a tetraploid? And their
> relationship
> +AD4-to Hosta?
> +AD4-
> +AD4-Ray W z5
>
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