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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]An intergeneric hybrid ( a cross between two genera) is very uncommon in the plant kingdom. The best example of this is within the orchid family, but the vast majority of orchid intergenetic hybrids are done via steril culture.
    Just a quick comment on this. There is nothing steril about the pollen transfer, you grab the pollinia and place it on the desired stigma. It is the seeds that are raised in steril cultures, and this is true of all commercialy grown orchid seedlings, hybrid or not.

    The other thing is that plant hybrids, of all sorts are not very rare in nature. The species concept of reproductive isolation is fine in theroy, but breaks down in practice. Many plants that are fully capable of interbreeding are treated as seperate species, and in many cases so are there naturaly occurring hybrids.

    I doubt that you will be able to produce a viable VFTXDrosera spp. If the cladistics are worked out, that would be a place to start looking for sudews to try. You may be able to do it if you could find a polyploid VFT and a polyploid Drosera, that way you would not need to rely on pairing the VFT genome with that of the Drosera (ie every chromosome would have its complement). However, that is really just speculation.

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    there's an old topic from about 3 or so months ago where darcie had proven its possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (droseradude @ June 17 2004,9:09)]there's an old topic from about 3 or so months ago where darcie had proven its possible.
    Oh boy Mat.. Your signature is a really big spoof on mine! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    Yea, Darcie did prove it right I think... What ever happened to her? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

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    PAK?
    that makes no logic

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    I did a search for it and couldn't find it........anybody have a link?
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