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if i breed 2 different auto flowering strains?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by JoshT, Oct 24, 2008.


    JoshT Active Member

    will it produce auto flowering seeds? :bigjoint:

    smppro Well-Known Member

    I would imagine but i guess theres always the chance of it picking up some of the non autoflowering strain but i guess that shouldnt happen because it should be breed out of them. Maybe somebody with a little more experience will answere

    Jointsmith Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure whether the Gene the controles whether the plant is auto flowering is Dominant or recessive.

    Assuming that the Gene is DOMINANT (i.e. only one of the gene pair needs to be autoflowering) there would be around 8/9 chance that the offspring would be Autoflowering.

    If the gene is RECESSIVE (ie. both genes in the pair need to be autoflowering) the offspring would DEFINATELY be autoflowering (as neither plant would have any 'Non-autoflowering' genes to pass on).

    So yeah, the offspring would more than likely be autoflowering(or at least most of them).

    This might be over simplified, but going on what I know about genes in general, thats my hypothesis.

    Grade Well-Known Member

    would it not have to be the dominant gene to get the autoflowering trait coming every time from seed anyway?? if not different pheno's may cause them not to auto flower.. again not to hot on genes but just a thought

    natmoon Well-Known Member

    Ive cross bred a lot of plants over the years and any old weirdness can come out.
    You have to use a trial and error approach to it and then grow out the result,find the traits that you want and the rebreed these and eventually hope to be able to stabilize your new strain.
    The best stuff i ever accidently made is a very small mutant that is basically absolutely covered in crystals on every leaf,stem,the lot.

    This plant however only gets up to about 16" tall max and yields very little but it is the best stuff i ever smoked or saw.
    I am sure that if i pollinate it it will be drastically different as it is a mutant so i just keep the mother alive and take the odd clones for my own pleasure.
    Weirdness is always abound in breeding:bigjoint:

    T.H.Cammo Well-Known Member

    Do some reading and familiarize yourself with the word phenotype!

    T.H.Cammo Well-Known Member


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