Talk:Nicotiana

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Added species[edit]

I added N. digluta to the species list. I learned in a genetics class that it was obtained by crossing N. glutinosa with N. tabacum. I'm unfamiliar with convention, so perhaps it should be listed as Nicotiana × digluta instead.

Yes. Dysmorodrepanis (talk) 15:03, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Probably, but some hybrids (N. tabacum itself springs to mind) are considered cultigens and are named as if they are species (this is particularly true if their ancestry was not known when they were named). So the multiplication sign is probably right, but it is still good to see what the literature calls it and not delve too far into trying to figure out the name yourself. Kingdon (talk) 03:33, 21 November 2007 (UTC)


Nicotiana digluta is an old synthetic hybrid that was developed in the process of transferring resistance to Tobacco Mosaic Virus from N. glutinosa to N. tabacum. The work was originally done at the University of California - Berkeley. See reference:

Clausen, R.E. (1928) Interspecific hybridization in Nicotiana. VII. The cytology of hybrids of the synthetic species, digluta, with its parents, glutinosa and tabacum. Univ. Cal. Pub. Botany. 11(10):177-211. Jemani3907 (talk) 18:34, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Huh?[edit]

Isn't nicotiana an addictive drug or something? --68.127.181.55 05:01, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Yes. Dysmorodrepanis (talk) 14:59, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Not exactly. Nicotiana is a genus of plants; nicotine, a compound which can be derived from plants in that genus, is classified as a drug. 155.44.217.155 (talk) 18:34, 11 September 2009 (UTC)Jemani3907 (talk) 18:36, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

zhwiki[edit]

Is this possibly zh:烟草? Newone (talk) 04:00, 30 July 2011 (UTC)