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Old 04-21-2011, 01:38 PM
Mark Mark is offline
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If I were to find a great polyhybrid pheno, would crossing it to a different and unrelated polyhybrid male result in the uniformity and vigor you typically see with F1 hybrid (IBL x IBL) crosses?
I would expect you would get the vigor but the uniformity would be dependent on the individual parents. In F1 hybrids, uniformity stems from both parents being stable/true breeding - in this case, no matter which individual plants combine the genetic combinations are extremely similar. Two separate poly-hybrid plants could be stabilized to the point where they could be combined to produce uniform progeny with the right breeding.

If however, you are simply asking do 2 different/random poly-hybrid plants combine to produce uniform F1 progency, the answer is that it's close to impossible.

Well, that's my take on it anyway.
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