H: Wednesday, September 07, 2011

'Wisechap' is a Diploid

Rhododendron 'Wisechap', which is a Harry Wise hybrid documented as Rhododendron mucronulatum X Rhododendron minus var. chapmanii, 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 minus var. chapmanii,
Diploid Rhododendron mucronulatum,
Diploid 'Wisechap'

Source: Doug Jolley

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