Re: chimeras

Andreas Wistuba (
10 Jan 1995 01:31:00 +0200

> This brings up an interesting question: if one
> mixes cultures of male and female Nepenthes
> tissues, or even of different species, is it
> possible to produce a chimera possessing
> tissues of both parents?

Best to my knowledge, no one knows where the genes for the sex in
Nepenthes are or how the sex is controlled at all.
Also a chimera can only be produced if you create a more or less
homogeneous mix of cells which means that you would need callus cultures.
Unfortunately nobody I know has managed to achieve somatic embryogenesis
(regeneration of plants from callus) in case of Nepenthes so far....but
we re working on it.....:-)

All the best


Andreas Wistuba
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