POLYPLOIDY: Possible Induction by Cold Shock

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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In cymbidiums, cold can alter cell division with some surprising genetic consequences, even mimicking the effect of colchicine. OA80-108
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POLYPLOID: Meaning A clone with three or more chromosome sets; they exist with five, six, eight and even sixteen times the haploid number. AU78-47 0
POLYPLOIDY: It Influences Plant Improvement In flower characteristics; its effect on fertility; in production of flowers, refer to AS5-1445; OBIII-325 0
POLYPLOIDY: Tetraploids in Cymbidiums Chance occurrence has resulted in a number of great clones, such as Alexanderi 'Westonbirt', Pauwelsii 'Comte de Hemptinne', Rosanna Pinkie', and Babylon 'Castle Hill'; studies in chromosome mutation; refer to OA84-157 0

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