Re: Red-leaf VFT

Wayne Forrester (forrestr@mendel.Berkeley.EDU)
Wed, 30 Aug 1995 11:57:52 -0700 (PDT)

There has been some discussion about whether or not various froms of VFT
breed true form seed. I can not address this directly. However, if the
variant is due to a, or several, recessive mutations, it would breed
true. This is because it would have to be homozygous for the mutation,
or all of them if there were multiple mutations. If, however, the new
variant is due to a particular combination of alleles, not all of which
are homozygous, the variant will not breed true because a fraction of it's
progeny would receive that same combination of alleles. I don't know if
this helps, but some of the discussion seemed a bit confusing to me.
Wayne Forrester