Re: Albino Anchomanes
- Subject: Re: Albino Anchomanes
- From: Lewandjim@aol.com
- Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 14:11:43 -0500 (CDT)
In a message dated 4/24/2002 12:08:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Maybe something triggers the 'death' of all the chlorophyll for
Julius et al.,
This gets really complicated because AT LEAST two different phenomena can be involved:
1. in some plants (e.g., corn) there appears to be a true genetic mechanism of the corn's sexual reproduction involved in chlorophyll-less plants; the question however is which genome does the "albino" factor affect - corn or the plastid itself!
2. plastids are actually symbiotic cell invaders from back in the early history of multi-cellular plants; they have their own reproductive pathways but usually are passed on by asexual transferance of the protoplasm of the host pod-parent to its ovules. It's conceivable that some small ovules did not receive plastids from the "mother tissue" and hence are albinistic.