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Potato: Genetics – The Basics

Last year, I put together a summary of potato color genetics and ever since I have been getting emails asking questions.  A lot of those questions center on how to use the information.  I’m happy to try to answer those questions to the best of my ability, because I think potato genetics are fun.  This […]

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Mashua: Tetraploid Variability

The domesticated varieties of mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum) are tetraploid, meaning that they have four copies of each chromosome.  This allows the plant to carry twice the genetic diversity of a diploid organism (like most animals and many plants).  Balanced against that, mashua is most likely an autoploid, meaning that it became tetraploid by doubling its […]

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Solanum x aemulans

Return to Wild Potato Index Purchase seeds or tubers of Solanum x aemulans Solanum x aemulans Common Name(s)   Code aem Synonyms S. acaule subsp. aemulans, S. acaule var. aemulans, S. x indunii Clade 4 Series Acaulia Ploidy Tetraploid (4x), triploid (3x) EBN 2 Tuberization Photoperiod Short day Self-compatible Yes Genome AAA Cytoplasm Type Unknown […]