H: Wednesday, December 22, 2010

'Peach Recital' is a Diploid

Rhododendron 'Peach Recital', which is a Jim Barlup hybrid documented as 'Percy Wiseman' x 'Summer Peach', has been determined to be a diploid using flow cytometry by

Dr. João Loureiro, Dr. Silvia Castro, José Cerca, and Mariana Castro
Plant Ecology and Evolution Group,
Centre for Functional Ecology,
Department of Life Sciences,
Faculty of Science and Technology,
University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Rhododendron 'Peach Recital' has as ancestors 'Broughtonii', 'Pink Pearl', 'Gomer Waterer', 'Phyllis Korn', and 'Summer Peach'.

Summary of Ploidy Levels

Diploid 'Diane',
Diploid 'Madame Carvalho',
Diploid 'Mrs. Lindsay Smith',
Diploid 'Peach Recital',
Diploid 'Summer Peach',
Triploid 'Broughtonii',
Triploid 'Gomer Waterer',
Triploid 'Phyllis Korn',
Triploid 'Pink Pearl'

Source: Jim Barlup

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