I assume Don is on the JBS list serv and will see this.
Sally Rooney wrote:
> Susan--I am sure the MDIF&W cares about all aquatics that are weedy. Don
> Cameron is probably the one to ask what EXACTLY is being done. Keep up the
> good work! Hopefully Josses will spot these things before they become
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Susan Hayward <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 10:47 AM
> Subject: flowering rush
> > Greetings,
> > For all of you who helped me ID this plant and care about the status in
> > Maine, here is an update from Faye Thompson in Canada.
> > What level of monitoring is required at this point?
> > susan
> > Hello Susan,
> > Thanks so much for your offer to return to the site for us!! We have
> > processed the samples you sent and the results are super interesting!!
> > The RAPD molecular markers tell us that the individuals you sent are
> > triploid
> > individuals - that is the plants are sexually sterile but
> > produce more rhizome offshoots than do diploid individuals. In my
> > greenhouse work I have found that triploid individuals do not produce
> > rhizome bulbils and flower infrequently. Since diploid - tripl oid
> > populations have not previously been found we can assume that all the
> > individuals in your population are triploid.
> > With regards to the distribution of Butomus across North America - we
> > have
> > found that the frequency of diploid populations is greater in the center
> > of the range (Ontario, New York State, Quebec) While at the
> > western margins of the range triploid populations are more frequent
> > (Manitoba, Minnesota). Similarly, at the eastern margins of the range
> > (Nova Scotia, Maine, New Brunswick) all the populations we have analyzed
> > have been triploid!!!!
> > I talked to my supervisor Chris Eckert and he said you have done
> > more than enough for us!!
> > Thanks for all your help!! If you find any new populations or hear of
> > any
> > in other states please let us know - I am hoping to leave these
> > hallowed
> > halls in August/September (with an M.Sc.in hand!!!) so my supervisors
> > e-mail is [log in to unmask] I / we will be sure to send you
> > the
> > distribution paper whenever it materializes!!!!!!
> > Thanks again,
> > Faye
> > P.S. if ever in kingston, please come visit to see the ongoing projects
> > at
> > our lab. I will likely remain in Kingston instead of returning to
> > Newfoundland but can likely be reached through my boyfriends store -
> > Black Dog Pottery which is on Queen Street!!!!
> > --
> > Susan Hayward
> > 107 Nichols St.
> > Lewiston, ME 04240
> > (207)782-5238
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> > Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary
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