CHROMOSOMES: Variation in Numbers

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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A review; change and polyploidy; polyploidy and improvements in plants, other information, refer to OR81-169; OR82-368; OR87-139
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CHROMOSOME NUMBERS: Dendrobiums At Kew 62 species recently acquired from Papua-New Guinea; refer to the list, A85-1122; for miscellaneous species, refer to A85-1235 0
CHROMOSOME NUMBERS: For Bulbophyllums 55 species at Kew listed with origin and 2n. A85-190 0
CHROMOSOME NUMBERS: For Phragmipedium Hybrids Diploidy and polyploidy. A83-933 0
CHROMOSOME NUMBERS: For Species and Hybrids For a most comprehensive listing, refer to OBIII-323 0
CHROMOSOME NUMBERS: Importance They are significant for cymbidiums, but not for others such as paphiopedilums, for breeding purposes. OA78-17 0
CHROMOSOMES: Changes in 1987 A review of recent events and efforts to conserve wild orchids; improvements in the face of rapacious exploitation suggested, refer to A88-31 0
CHROMOSOMES: Failure The Convention qualifies as the biggest fraud as applied to plants since Prohibition in the U.S.; it has probably killed more plants than it has saved; originally written for protection of animals, it does not work well for plants as it ignores the more dangerous problem of habitat destruction. OIE87Jy-6 0
CHROMOSOMES: Is it Effective? The greatest threats are Japan, Belgium and Holland which have not signed the treaty; until they ratify it they will remain the worst importers of wild species. OA86-64 0
CHROMOSOMES: Pros and Cons An argument against its policies or provisions and stating the program needs to be re-evaluated; refer to A88-30 0

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