H: Sunday, April 17, 2011

'Brigg's Red Star' x 'Point Defiance' is a Tetraploid

Two seedlings of Rhododendron 'Brigg's Red Star' x 'Point Defiance', which were raised by Ned Brockenbrough, have been determined to be a tetraploid 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.

Summary of Ploidy Levels

Tetraploid 'Brigg's Red Star'
Tetraploid 'Point Defiance'
Tetraploid 2 Seedlings of 'Brigg's Red Star' x 'Point Defiance'

Source: Ned Brockenbrough

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