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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. H. Gilbert   16 February 1876

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Summary

Describes self- and cross-fertilisation experiments.

Asks JHG’s advice on setting up an experiment designed to test whether the cause of variation in cultivated plants lies in different substances absorbed from the soil when absorption is not interfered with by other plants in a state of nature. Can JHG suggest how he can get soil free of all the substances which plants naturally absorb?

Summary

Describes self- and cross-fertilisation experiments.

Asks JHG’s advice on setting up an experiment designed to test whether the cause of variation in cultivated plants lies in different substances absorbed from the soil when absorption is not interfered with by other plants in a state of nature. Can JHG suggest how he can get soil free of all the substances which plants naturally absorb?

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10399
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Joseph Henry Gilbert
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Rothamsted Research (GIL13)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10399,” accessed on 23 June 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10399

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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