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By SinJin
Posts:  36
Joined:  Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:18 am
#186305
I was doing research on creating hybrid sundews and finally found a source that documents the chromosome counts of many common types, from capensis to peltata.
You guys should check this out if you are interested, it's pretty cool!
http://www.pinguicula.org/pages/Publica ... umbers.pdf
Plus, Flytraps and D. x Obovata share the same number of chromosomes (15 pairs, so 30 total) and are in the same family :o. Could that mean they could be hybridized?!
OH and Darlingtonia also has 30 chromosomes, that would be so cool to make a freak hybrid!
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By Sander
Posts:  1226
Joined:  Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:29 pm
#186662
Close enough wont cut it, it has to be an exact match to have fertile seeds, and even then (if they are farther away in the phylogenetic tree) chances are reasonable u get "mongol" plants, which as koalie mentioned often have a short lifespan due to deformities or disturbed metabolisation.
By SinJin
Posts:  36
Joined:  Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:18 am
#186808
Hmmm, well if only there was a sarracenia with 30 chromosomes..
I'm pretty sure the only ways to achieve that is through a mutation or genetic modification right?
And what's this I hear about Dionaea x D. Regia? Are there any references, I'd love to see how it was achieved!
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