Plant Genetics

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Re: Plant Genetics

Postby wildrose » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:49 pm

Onion Genetics
Onions are more genetically complex than humans! Who knew? :thumb:
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Re: Plant Genetics

Postby MojaveMike » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:51 am

wildrose: Genetic complexity is more of an accident of nature than a sign that an organism is more advanced. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that the human genome could be shrunk to about five percent of it's current size without any loss of functionality. Not that we currently have the technology to achieve that feat, but as synthetic biology advancements occur eventually that becomes something that could be done.
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