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  Re: Plants The sixth sense
From: Alektra at aol.com on 2002.02.01 at 06:59:31(8115)
Selective breeding is incredibly detailed.

There is a crab in Japan which has the design of a very detailed medieval
Japanese helmet on its back. It is known that fishermen habitually threw back
the crabs with helmet-like markings. As time went on, the fishermen got more
picky, because more and more of the crabs started to have more and more
detailed helmet designs. Eventually the design became startlingly detailed.

So, there was natural selection for nodules, and then there was natural
selection for yellow nodules-- or perhaps by chance, there was a plant with
yellow nodules that survived, thrived, and multiplied.

Natural selection is every bit as tough as a plantsman who culls his
seedlings.

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