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  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: SCARLET BUTTERFLY
  • From: "donald" donald@eastland.net
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 23:55:12 -0000

Hello Sharon,

> Under the modified chromosome set system in use today, SCARLET 
> BUTTERFLY might qualify as either a 1/4-bred or TB.  From growth 
> habits and flower characteristics alone, I'd guess it's a 1/4-bred 
> but karotype analysis would be required to answer the question 
> definitively.

I'm going to show my ignorance here :).  Karotype analysis is not 
the same as chromosome counting, is it?  Isn't it more akin to DNA 
testing in that it identifies a chromosome as being a marker for a 
specific species?  Not as specific as DNA testing, but still enough 
to identify the probably ancestral source(s) of the chromosomes.  

Donald Eaves
Texas Zone 8, USA

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