new Mendel question

Douglas Jensen doug.jensen at
Mon Oct 25 13:11:48 EST 1999

As long as we're on Mendel, I want to make sure what I've heard is not simply a
laboratory legend.   A while back, someone told me that Mendel tried to
corroborate his pea inheritance conclusions using Heiracium (a composite).
Unfortunately, the experiments didn't work because the plants he was trying to
use were apomicts.

Has anyone else heard this?


Douglas P. Jensen
Assistant Professor of Biology
Converse College
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