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Are poly-embryonic seeds identical to the parent

Posted by Zezzy none (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 14, 13 at 0:49

I've been growing a few mangoes from seeds and not sure if the fruit will be identical to the one I got it from. The seeds were all poly-embryonic and Kensington pride variety.

I read somewhere that the strongest seedlings are not clones and the ones that emerge later which appear much smaller and weaker are clones of the parent. Is this correct?


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RE: Are poly-embryonic seeds identical to the parent

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 14, 13 at 1:32

No, I think you have that backwards, it's the other way around.
"Mango trees from nuclear seedlings are identical to mother plant. In polyembronic seed, the zygotic seedling will either degenerate or be weak, stunted. Nuclear seedlings can be distinguished from zygotic on the basis of greater vigor one month after germination" R E Litz. The Mango: Botany and Production.

Seems to be confirmed on GW tropicals forum -

Here is a link that might be useful: polyembrionic mango seedlings discussed here


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RE: Are poly-embryonic seeds identical to the parent

Cheers thanks for the help


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