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Improving a garden classic Targeted breeding efforts with rose-of-Sharon aim for new combinations of form and color

@inproceedings{Contreras2014ImprovingAG,
  title={Improving a garden classic Targeted breeding efforts with rose-of-Sharon aim for new combinations of form and color},
  author={Ryan N. Contreras and Jason Daniel Lattier},
  year={2014}
}
Jason D. Lattier Rose-of-Sharon, or althea (Hibiscus syriacus L.), has graced American gardens since colonial times with its large tropical blooms and bright colors. Modern cultivars of althea can be found in gardens from coast to coast and are prized for their winter hardiness, plethora of colors, and unique forms including single-flowered, double-flowered, and anemone types. This fantastic diversity of flowering traits, combined with the short generation time from seed to flower, provides an… 
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Variation in Genome Size, Ploidy, Stomata, and rDNA Signals in Althea
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Althea (Hibiscus syriacus) is a shrub prized for its winterhardiness and colorful summer flowers, and breeders have developed hexaploids and octoploids, which identify genome size and ploidy variation in cultivars via flow cytometry and chromosome counts and investigate variation in stomatal guard cell lengths,Stomatal density, and copy number of fluorescent ribosomal DNA (rDNA) signals.

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