Monday, July 04, 2011

Hybrid is Mutant

Fascinating! The third flower is opening, and it looks like my hybrid lily is a mutant! Instead of having six petals and six stamens, it has six normal petals, three normal stamens, a wimpy stamen whose anther has no pollen, two stamen-petal hybrids, and an extra relatively normal looking petal hanging out in the middle.
This would be cool to show a geneticist studying cell differentiation. Too bad I don't know any. Of course, they'd probably be busy with their own research.

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