H: Friday, September 09, 2011

'Northern Starburst' is a Tetraploid

Rhododendron 'Northern Starburst', which is a Brigg's chemically treated 'PJM', has been determined to be a tetraploid 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 dauricum,
Diploid Rhododendron minus,
Tetraploid 'Northern Starburst'

Source: Rarefind Nursery

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