James and the Giant Corn Genetics: Studying the Source Code of Nature

March 27, 2009

False Alarm

Filed under: Uncategorized — James @ 11:51 pm

I was worried for a moment that the first plants grown on the surface of the moon were going to be arabidopsis. After all they were described only as “Seeds for a rapid-cycle type of Brassica plant – basically, mustard seeds”, but further digging turned up that these are just a breed of Brassica rapa marketed as “fast plants.” Kind of cool actually. A generation time of only fourteen days.

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