Carlquistia muirii x Kyhosia bolanderi x Dubautia scabra


 

C. muirii x K. bolanderi (2n = 14) Artificial Hybrid D. scabra (n = 14)

This remarkable hybrid combines the genomes of two genera of mainland Madiinae with the genome of a third genus from Hawaii. It was produced by transferring diploid pollen from C. muirii x K. bolanderi to the stigmas of D. scabra.  Relatively little pairing occurs between chromosomes belonging to the three different genomes and not surprisingly the hybrid is sterile at the diploid level.  For more details see Amer. J. Bot. 83:653-660.


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