H: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

'Dora Amateis' is a Diploid

Rhododendron 'Dora Amateis', which is a Amateis hybrid documented as Rhododendron minus var. minus x Rhododendron ciliatum, has been determined to be a diploid using flow cytometry by

Dr. João Loureiro, Dr. Silvia Castro, José Cerca Oliveira, 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

Diploid Rhododendron minus,
Diploid 'Dora Amateis',
Diploid 'Pink Magic'

Source: RareFind Nursery

John and Sally Perkins
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