Chemical mutagen treatment of seed

jawstheshark1969(z6 NJ)February 6, 2004

I am looking for someone who has some experience using sodium azide or other chemical mutagens to treat the seeds of woody ornamentals. The intent is to find some interesting recessive traits in the prodogy (not really a hybrid, but this forum seemed the closest to my topic). Anyone with experience can email me at brianshrm@hotmail.com. Much literature is available for corn and barley, but I am interested in discussing this topic with others who have dealt with woody plants and mutagens.

Thanks,

Brian

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GreenWyvern(z8b-9aFL)

Do a search over in the rose propagation forum. There was a thread on using surflan as a mutagen a while back.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2004 at 11:18AM
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Walter_Pickett(5-6 KS)

Just today I was at the Land Institute and talked to someone who has used sodium azide. I didn't know you were interested, so I didn't tell him to rush the info. Sorry. But it is on its way to me, then to you.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2004 at 10:06PM
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agrinerd(6b NC)

I'm interested as well.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2004 at 3:35PM
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Absent

I've used colchicine on a few things. It really does mess over the plants and drops your viability to about 1%. It produced much more compact plants when I tried it on assorted matthiola & Consolida species. I tried it as a paint on somatic treatment on Salvia splendens ( with DMSO added ) and got a bit of variation in leaf shape and flower shape but nothing hugely dramatic.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2004 at 4:50AM
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jawstheshark1969(z6 NJ)

Absent,

I've heard about the use of colchicine, but haven't used any myself. Where did you purchase it? It can also be used as a bud mutagen too I believe (can be applied directly to inmature buds of a plant).

JAWS

    Bookmark   June 10, 2004 at 9:42PM
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