By using an African strain of Ipomoea nil for one parent, the author succeeded in crossing and producing interspecific hybrids of Ipomoea nil and Ipomoea purpurea (Yoneda, 1976). The author used an African strain of Ipomoea nil, having a solid sky blue, round flower (slide 066) as a female parent. Its mating partner was a flower with a bluish violet flaked-white ground color of Ipomoea purpurea (slides 171, 172). The mating success rate was 2-3%. Flaked light blue flowers bloomed in the F1 plant, which had low fertility. From one plant of the F2 segregates, strain "Seiwa" was fixed (Yoneda, 1979). The author analyzed peroxidase isozyme patterns in order to confirm the interspecific hybrid formation (Yoneda, 1978).
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|Interspecific hybrid F1
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