Plant breeding – how new varieties are created

Plant breeding – how new varieties are created

What is genetic diversity? Plants can reproduce either vegetatively (asexually) or from seed (sexually). When reproducing vegetatively, the plant makes clones of itself. When you plant cuttings taken from plants, that’s making clones! Strawberry reproduces very efficiently from runners, that grow around the plant. Each runner has exactly the sam...
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Plant structure

Plant structure

For plants, a basic set of structures include roots, stems and leaves. Usually all plants have these, and their beginnings are already formed inside the seed. All other organs, like spikes, tubers and tendrils, are specialized later from the basic structures. Let’s look at the basic structures a bit closer! Root Roots are well branched because ...
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Confessions of a plant killer

Confessions of a plant killer

If all your plants look like they know what’s inquisition and if you found the 50 shades… I mean the 50 ways of killing everything green around you, then high five me, we are true soul mates! The story always begins when one is just a little child and my story is no exception. As a child most of us decide to do everything better than our parent...
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