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Crazy+Coleus-ORH1030-2010 - Amazing Coleus Floriculture...

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Unformatted text preview: Amazing Coleus: Floriculture Breeding at UF F Floriculture Biotech & F Floriculture Biotech & UF Floriculture Biotech & UF Floriculture Biotech & Genetics Lab (est. 1995) Genetics Lab (est. 1995) • Bridge the gap between basic and Bridge the gap between basic and applied science applied science – Molecular biology & genetic engineering Molecular biology & genetic engineering onventional breeding and genetics onventional breeding and genetics Conventional breeding and genetics Conventional breeding and genetics • Florida + California Florida + California = half of US = half of US uits vegetables and flowers uits vegetables and flowers fruits, vegetables and flowers fruits, vegetables and flowers Make Make them look them look, taste and smell better , taste and smell better oleus Breeding Coleus Breeding – a obby gone nuts hobby gone nuts… Background on Coleus • Origin: Indonesia escendants from • Descendants from Coleus blumei • Coleus- from the Greek “ koleos ” , eaning sheath meaning sheath • Blumei- named for arl Ludwig Blume Karl Ludwig Blume (1796-1862), a utch botanist Dutch botanist Classification • Family Lamiaceae (mint family) – Genus: Coleus ver 150 species of coleus – Over 150 species of coleus...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course ORH 1030 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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Crazy+Coleus-ORH1030-2010 - Amazing Coleus Floriculture...

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