Lycoris season 1

J.E. Shields
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 11:07:42 PDT
I also suspect that somatic mutations have crept into the clone(s) of 
squamigera over the years.  The more prolifically a clone propagates, the 
more likely somatic changes are to occur.

Jim Shields

At 12:56 PM 7/27/2010 -0500, Adam wrote:
>Re Lycoris squamigera and its sterile triploid status.  Mutations could 
>have crept in over the years so that the sterility is not as complete as 
>it was originally, and not due merely to the diploid/triploid 
>mismatch,.  In diploid irises, occasionally a pollen grain  or ovum will 
>be tetraploid owing to a failure or lapse at meiosis, yielding an 
>incomplete meiosis, with subsequent readiness for fertility It could 
>happen with Lycoris, no?

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