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Researchers stumped by plants with multiple chromosomes set

Postby henry kuska » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:28 am

Title: "Researchers stumped by plants with multiple chromosomes set January meeting to collaborate"

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https://today.agrilife.org/2017/09/16/r ... llaborate/
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Re: Researchers stumped by plants with multiple chromosomes

Postby RBaxter » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:49 am

Me too. I'm stumped.

I get why amphidiploid / allotetraploid roses are fertile. The way I see it, those chromosomes have no choice as to which to pair up with.

I have no idea which chromosomes pair up and swap genetic material in typical tetraploid roses.
Given 7 sets of four how many combinations are there? I think 2,187 possible pairings - that math needs checking.

I'm not smart enough to explain it, but I believe this is why really good, fertile triploids, have been, and will be, important going forward.
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