Re: RE: Yellow/orange/pink
- Subject: Re: [iris-photos] RE: Yellow/orange/pink
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 12:42:01 EDT
I have a question for our TB experts.
About 15 years ago, I noticed that while pinkish arilbreds are well known for losing their pink tints in the sun there were a few that actually grew pinker with age. So I started examining flowers with a magnifying glass, hoping to distinguish between the anthocyanin overlay that produces a pinkish effect and true lycopene ground color.
I soon observed a "new" pattern in my arilbred seedling patch. New in quotes because it has probably been around a long time but hidden by an overlay of darker pigments. I've attributed it to either TB heritage or an interaction of TB & aril pathways. I dubbed it "pixelated" from my background with computers.
Each cell was distinctly colored, but some were yellow and some were pink. The distribution appeared to be a random one, rather than in a specific pattern, but the ratio of pink to yellow differed from seedling to seedling. The result was a pinkish-yellow appearance.
I've never seen anything like this in arils. Have any of you noticed it in TBs? If so, what are your thoughts regarding its origin?
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