H: Monday, June 27, 2011

'Alice' is a Diploid

Rhododendron 'Alice', which is a 1910 Waterer hybrid documented as Rhododendron griffithianum 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 'Alice'

Source: Whitney Nursery

John and Sally Perkins
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