carnation conduction

David R. Hershey dh321 at PGSTUMAIL.PG.CC.MD.US
Mon Mar 11 23:54:48 EST 1996

Was the experiment done both ways, i.e. with either red or blue dye on the
cut side and the opposite color on the uncut side? Otherwise, you could not
tell if the red dye was translocated effectively. Acidic dyes translocate
well but basic dyes do not. 

Esau's Anatomy of Seed Plants notes that the short internodes in flowers 
cause the vascular bundles to branch and combine more irregularly than in a 
vegetative shoot. 

David R. Hershey
Snail mail: 6700 Belcrest Road #112, Hyattsville, MD 20782-1398

Adjunct Professor, Biology/Horticulture Department
Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD 20772-2199

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