[NAFEX] The apple forests of Almaty

nottke1 nottke1 at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 7 19:46:15 EST 2011

Ahhh -  IF ONLY we had those original two trees!!

But they exist only in a computer model.
And my experience with tracing back lineages, assuming sexual crossing of genetic material, always leads to two original specimens of whatever species is being studied.

-----Original Message-----
>From: david liezen <chandos49 at hotmail.com>
>Sent: Feb 7, 2011 6:48 PM
>To: Nat'l Ass'n of Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] The apple forests of Almaty
>...loaded with heterozygosity! (if there be such a term)
>> From: rewagner at centurytel.net
>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 12:11:38 -0600
>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] The apple forests of Almaty
>> Why should it be surprising? All the human genetics are from just two 
>> people.
>> -----Original Message----- 
>> From: mIEKAL aND
>> Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 8:24 AM
>> To: North American Fruit Explorers
>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] The apple forests of Almaty
>> How is it possible that most of apple genetics are from two trees?
>> "And here is the most amazing thing yet: These apple trees are the
>> source of all apples in the world! The results of a genetic
>> sequencing of the trees by researchers* show that the apple forests of
>> Kazakhstan are without a doubt the birthplace of the apple. In fact,
>> at this point, it looks like 90% of the world's apples are descendants
>> of just two trees."
>> ~mIEKAL
>> On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 8:12 AM, Douglas Woodard <dwoodard at becon.org> wrote:
>> > See
>> > <http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3125/>

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