H: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

'Horizon Lakeside' X 'Doreen Gale' is a Triploid

Two seedlings of Rhododendron 'Horizon Lakeside' X 'Doreen Gale', which were raised by Marc Colombel, have been determined to be a triploid 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.

In the case of the triploid seedling of 'Horizon Lakeside' (2X) X 'Doreen Gale' (4X), a diploid by a tetraploid produced a tetraploid indicating that normal meiosis most likely occurred for both parents. In other words, the triploid seedlings of 'Horizon Lakeside' X 'Doreen Gale' having 39 chromosomes received 13 chromosomes from the diploid 'Horizon Lakeside' and 26 chromosomes from the tetraploid 'Doreen Gale'.

Summary of Ploidy Levels

Diploid 'Horizon Lakeside',
Tetraploid 'Doreen Gale',
Tetraploid 2 Seedlings of 'Horizon Lakeside' X 'Doreen Gale'

Source Marc Colombel

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