Polycot Fast Plants seed packet
Generation 1 Polycots seedlings germinated on paper towelDescription Polycot Wisconsin Fast PlantsWhat are cotyledons?Polycots investigation calendarNew Polycot seed line is excellent for selection experiments.

Polycots

Polycot

Phenotype: some seedlings express 3 or more cotyledons
Genotype: non-Mendelian inheritance

Polycot Fast Plants are an advanced research stock that was developed to investigate the heritability of an easily observable trait in young seedlings: three or more cotyledons (polycots). Selective breeding for the polycot trait can produce increased polycot frequency in subsequent generations.

Fast Plants need 24 hour light, continuous moisture, and soil-free potting mix

Investigations

  • Artificial Selection

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