Posts Tagged 'sunflowers'

Genetic Clues to Van Gogh’s Teddy Bear Sunflower Florets Uncovered

sunflower-arrangement-types

Three sunflower arrangements (top) and their floret types (bottom). Wild sunflowers have typical outer ray and disc florets (left), double-flowered sunflowers have mostly ray-like mutant florets (middle), and tubular sunflowers grow only disc-like florets (right).

The famous Dutch impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was obsessed with sunflowers, until he died in 1890. His iconic paintings of sunflowers fetch millions of dollars at auction. Scientists have been trying to solve the genetic origin of the mutant teddy bear sunflowers that are depicted in van Gogh’s canvases.

Read more @ SciTechDaily


subscribe to feed

About

ranjitwithkinginbehand.jpgI'm Range, your host. On the menu, photos, art, stories, entertainment and reviews. Links, maths, education and social issues. I'm in Quebec (Canada) or Taiwan (R.O.C.). Follow me on Twitter.

click to subscribe to The Memoirs & receive updates by email.

Join 1,458 other followers

@djrange: my tweets

  • RT @LamHua: Les gens qui te montrent des photos de leurs enfants < Les gens qui te montrent des photos de leur iPhone 6 #truestory~ 1 day ago
  • RT @SchuylarOordt: A reference regarding the iPhone 6 release. One store received 103 iPhones. Only 3 out of the 103 were 6+'s. Adjust your…~ 1 day ago
  • RT @ahaspel: The best use of computers in the classroom is no use.~ 1 day ago
  • @YoAnty1 @mrFOAMERSIMPSON @MJO23DAN meh I have an xperia z2 and got used to the bigger size so I'm getting a 6+~ 1 day ago
  • The real surfers & bodyboarders are heading to the beaches on the east coast tomorrow with the impending typhoon #taiwan~ 1 day ago

channels

archives

del.icio.us

translate the memoirs

copyright notice & disclaimer

Please view the full disclaimer and copyright notice here
free web tracker

© 2006-2012 Range all rights reserved


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,458 other followers

%d bloggers like this: