H: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

'Manitou' is a Diploid

Rhododendron 'Manitou', which is a Nearing hybrid documented as a 'Conestoga' hybrid, 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 Rhododendron racemosum,
Diploid 'Manitou',
Diploid 'Windbeam'

Source: John and Sally Perkins

John and Sally Perkins
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