fertility of triploids
bky at cbnewsf.cb.att.com
Mon Dec 14 17:35:17 EST 1992
Are all triploids always sterile? I was planning try my hand at Magnolia
breeding this spring. In the course of doing some research on the plants
that I had intended to use as parents I found that one was a triploid.
I was under the impression that triploids are sterile but I recently
read that triploids of some plants can be self fertile and can also
produce fertile pollen.
Can anyone clear this up? Thanks.
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