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UPDATE on sphagnum:
I just checked some Paph callosum, niveum, acmodontum, and delenatii, and all are going gangbusters with new roots.
Agreed! I don't want to pay $1600, and I haven't heard anything one way or the other yet about the UFOs.
My needs would be longitudinal anyway,...
more o chromosomes
See below some more shots of chromosomes, this time 2 species with their telomeres and telomere sequences lighting...
Different chromosome numbers could be used as evidence for difference between species, but I'm afraid it isn't so easy. There have been reports...
Sorry, my words were a little misleading --
The main loci are the 2 VERY STRONG red sites, and the 2 very strong green sites. Again, these are...
We are working on Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) to study chromosomal evolutionary dynamics in the slippers -- very, very interesting...
gosh, I had fun here!
A NEW QUESTION FOR THE GANG:
Does anyone view chromosomes as important for slipper taxonomy, etc?
If anyone has experience with the newer, available systems, I'd be grateful to hear -- V.
Do I read right that you find these lamps to no longer be manufactured?
I've seen these specific ads for UFO-shaped lights with triple cooling fans -- both in red-blue-orange and red-blue LEDs only....
Does anyone have experience with these or similar LED lights? If so, how close can they get to plants? Don't they produce any heat? Actually,...
Any more views on sphagnum out there? Thnks to all of those who chimed in.
BTW, Windy Hill and Oaxaca are definitely different -- I've had both in bloom this month. Plus the foliage is distinct.
Robert: please do elaborate!!
Gotta use the system of priority for the botanical names -- Robert, can you please chime in? Thanks!
Please post the conclusions here -- I don't get the newsletter
Hi Doc: I've only heard rumors... persistent ... but have seen nothing in the flesh. Indeed, sibbed and selfed plants are found quite...
...but rumors persist that there are seedlings with intermediate leaves...
Is there anyone out there that feels Mexipedium xerophyticum should instead be known as Phragmipedium xerophyticum? Of course, Mex is covered by...
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