Gift Varietal goes to the doctors

MrBarkerMrBarker Cannabis CommunistPosts: 123
edited December 2016 in Strains and Varieties
I have a 'gift clonal' variety I was given (without a name), and when I share it freely with others, they sometimes imagine it its worthless, being an unnamed mutt/bitch. However, it has been a producer I have reproduced clonally for maybe 10 years, never knowing its name, or claiming to put one on it (which seems a compulsion for many growers).

Now that Medicinal Genomics opened shop in Alaska, I gave a (private reserve) sample for potency, terpene, and microbial analysis. Being such a fool for science, this plant will be sent to Medicinal Genomics for StrainSEEK analysis also. I am very entertained at the thought of modern science helping me learn so much about something I have used for so long, without much sharable metric data beyond pictures of flowers.
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  • MrBarkerMrBarker Cannabis Communist Posts: 123
    Obligatory picture of blooming flowers.

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  • SpringsSprings Fall Posts: 1,212
    Look awesome! Did you give her your own name?! If you leave it up to others they'll call it anything, Northern Cookie Glue Kish Kash Kush, was the latest I heard!

    Gotta read up on the StainSEEK, sounds sweet,ty!
    " Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza."
  • MrBarkerMrBarker Cannabis Communist Posts: 123
    edited December 2016
    Medicinal Genomics has agreed to allow me to assign a serial number, alpha code, or name - with later revision pending results, knowing this is a real shot in the dark. Someone else may have coded this DNA and I technically will have 'come in 2nd'. However, I have done the potency and terpene tests with Medicinal Genomics - which are used to further qualify their naming nomenclature in Kannapedia. I have plans to later send samples to Phylos for PhylosGalaxy correlation via Phylos Genotype testing. The trifecta of DNA 2nd opinions might be to finally send a sample to Steep Hill for their "Cannabis Genome Research Program" and see what they also have to say about this plant I like to grow. :)>-

    Fingers crossed, I will be first to name and claim this individual plant as I please. However, I must also enjoy the increase of knowledge both personal and socially. Maybe this plant is the first of its kind to enter the information warehouses, and has something unique which is individually great. Though, I expect this clone is like a virus. Just as this plant was given to me as a clone, and I give away clones, there must be prior works whether identical or only supposed through loose and distant genomic relations. Maybe I have possession of a patented variety and don't even know it. :(|)
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  • c-rayc-ray germinating Posts: 14,577
    lol.. I wonder how the plant feels about all this extra attention.. probably pretty special
    "One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best."
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • MrBarkerMrBarker Cannabis Communist Posts: 123
    edited December 2016
    As much as I discount Naming Plants; I also try to avoid anthropomorphisms. However,

    I have recently been watching and enjoying the TV series Westworld. Something about the character Maeve Millay is very familiar to my relationship with this plant (if not cannabis in general). She is an old Madame, I have learned to love, use, and gain from - within the artificial confines of the games I play. I may imagine she knows she is living in an unreality, separated from nature (in my case). A puppet for unknown reasons. 'New' days/lives beginning regularly, but it is only a slightly varied repetition of past days/lives.
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  • SpringsSprings Fall Posts: 1,212
    Haha, gotta keep a close on her, next thing you know she'll be coming self aware and making escape attempts! Or will that just be you teasing and playing more games with her!!?
    " Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza."
  • MrBarkerMrBarker Cannabis Communist Posts: 123
    edited January 21
    Seems it is a tease to think more will happen, but I am still playing games, and growing the same old trees.

    I got my StrainSEEK report, you may all take a peek. Also, I bought a Phylos genomics test, and this thread might not need to be updated until I have the results from them to share for comparison/addition.
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  • spacemanspaceman Civilized worm Posts: 8,537
    so you got a kush type??
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
  • c-rayc-ray germinating Posts: 14,577
    what did that service cost again?

    some interesting reading in here
    http://www.medicinalgenomics.com/product-literature/
    "One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best."
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • MrBarkerMrBarker Cannabis Communist Posts: 123
    edited February 19
    spaceman said:
    so you got a kush type??
    It seems, I always suspected so though observation. The cannabinoid & terpene test were indicators (hehe), but this phylogenetic report 'says what it says'. Caveat - the Kannapedia is a study with a published population of ~550 I think (including my plant). I always imagined kush was very populous, and this may be just one more census data-point of cannabis phylogeny.
    c-ray said:
    what did that service cost again?
    Medicinal Genomics' report (the StrainSEEK product) cost ~$500.

    I sent a tissue sample to Phylos, and hey charge ~$300 for their genotyping report. Their population might be higher than ~500, and I might see novel or interesting connections, but that may be overly hopeful. However, they sent a tissue collection vial in a very nice and fancy box. 8->
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