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  Philodendron DNA
From: "zonneveld" zonneveld at rulbim.leidenuniv.nl> on 2002.01.23 at 07:04:34(8043)
Joe Wright was so kind to send me 5 leaf samples, 4 of
Philodendron selloum and the fifth ( which one? ) of P. (bi)
Unfortunately the leaves were dry on arrival due to the paper in the
same sachet. I imbibed them in water and tried anyway The results
are therefore not very good, also because the values are rather low
no2 = 3.64 picogram and no 5=3.68 pg so seem identical.
no1 = 4.63 pg and no 3=4.88 pg both probably the same species.
no 4 = 5.38 pg So we might have three! species unless ploidy is
involved in that case no4 is a triploid of no1/5.( but see the caveat
above). Maybe I try again tomoorow afeter a nifgt in water.
Could you comment on the results Joe ( or others) as I dont know
much about Philodendrons
Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Clusius lab pobox 9505
2300 RA Leiden
From: Durightmm at aol.com on 2002.01.23 at 10:40:40(8048)
All samples are believerd to be identical as P. selloum with exception to N0.3. All are self heading and come from private well disbursed gardens. N0. 3 while similar is distinctly vining. Now is a good time for others to input info re: heading/vining P. selloums Philo No. 3 was id'd as bipinnataphyllum but after discussions here and it' being synonymous I suspect it might be P. pinnatafidum. I will be glad to resubmit samples w/o paper id's inside. I apologize for the oversight. Joe

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