[Trillium-l] Double flowers - inheritance

J.E. Shields jshields at indy.net
Mon Jan 2 17:44:57 CET 2012


You are all too right!  I don't think there is anything in the ABC genes 
scheme that influences whether there are 3, or 2, or 4 petals in the petal 
whorl.  Probably another whole set of genes controls the 
trillium-quadrillium phenomenon.

Jim Shields

At 08:35 AM 1/2/2012 -0800, Russ wrote:

>Bottom line in relation to our discussion of double Trillium here is that 
>it is likely even more than ALL our speculations (genetics, stress, 
>environment, etc.) is involved. WAY more than Mendel's simple  recessive 
>genes for example, based on the huge variation that is being 
>presented/reported about what has been found with T. grandiflorum in 

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