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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-10864

From John Scott   24 February 1877

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Summary

Thanks for Cross and self-fertilisation.

His work on poppy varieties confirms increased vigour with crossing.

JS is carrying out opium poppy experiments CD suggested. He is busy with opium duties. Observing many fields of poppies, day and night, JS finds them remarkably free of insects. Believes they are wind-pollinated and that varieties have prepotent pollen since he has shown they do not cross naturally.

Plans to send a paper on Cyclosis to Linnean Society.

Summary

Thanks for Cross and self-fertilisation.

His work on poppy varieties confirms increased vigour with crossing.

JS is carrying out opium poppy experiments CD suggested. He is busy with opium duties. Observing many fields of poppies, day and night, JS finds them remarkably free of insects. Believes they are wind-pollinated and that varieties have prepotent pollen since he has shown they do not cross naturally.

Plans to send a paper on Cyclosis to Linnean Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10864
From
Scott, John
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Bankipore
Source of text
DAR 177: 122
Physical description
5pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10864,” accessed on 29 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10864

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