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Old 09-24-2021, 01:36 PM
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This has to be a tetraploid. First bloom.

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This has to be a tetraploid. First bloom.

other than the scientific definition of tetraploidity, i do not understand or appreciate the meaning - what does that mean and how can you tell? forgive my ignorance on this but having 4 times the chromosomes seems like a crazy mutation and i am not educated enough to know
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other than the scientific definition of tetraploidity, i do not understand or appreciate the meaning - what does that mean and how can you tell? forgive my ignorance on this but having 4 times the chromosomes seems like a crazy mutation and i am not educated enough to know
It would be a debilitating genetic mutation in animals but for plants tetraploidy generally makes the plants larger and more vigorous.
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