genetics

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This is a Pitcher Plant. The leaves form long, hollow tubes, that bend over at the top to form insect traps. Why do the insects go in, and why does the plant want the insects to go in?

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This is one of Nancy's flowers which was supposed to be completely red. A genetic mutation has caused parts of the flower to be white instead. How common are genetic mutations?

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This is okra (YUM!) from my Mom's garden. Are you wearing a close relative of this delicious plant?

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Cabbage
This cabbage from our friends garden has leaves similar to the broccoli that I am growing. How closely related are they?

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Corn
Corn and other genetically modified organisms, often called GMOs, have been in the news recently. Why do diabetics like GMOs?

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Mule
If a mule is a cross between a male donkey and a female horse, what do you call a cross between a female donkey and a male horse?

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