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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Virginius Dabney   20 October 1878

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

CD is puzzled by VD’s supposed hybrid tomato. If a hybrid, it would have to result from the "direct action of the pollen of a distinct species in the mother plant". CD believes this sort of inheritance occurs in varieties (though some botanists disagree), but not for species. Suggests "bud-variation".

Summary

CD is puzzled by VD’s supposed hybrid tomato. If a hybrid, it would have to result from the "direct action of the pollen of a distinct species in the mother plant". CD believes this sort of inheritance occurs in varieties (though some botanists disagree), but not for species. Suggests "bud-variation".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11725
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Virginius Dabney
Sent from
Down
Source of text
University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3082-a)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11725,” accessed on 20 May 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11725

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