What common name for Brassica rapa?

Dr S T May lsrei at csv.warwick.ac.uk
Tue Jul 12 08:56:12 EST 1994


I guess I put my foot in it then :)
OK....roll on luminescent rather than normal
fluorescent crop plants ;)

I do wonder whether if rape was not so garish whether
there would be less antagonism towards it..
I often hear...'those ugly yellow fields'..I just
wonder (fancifully) if changing the colour of the
petals by (say...) ectopic anthocyanin production
in them to produce red/purple/brown petals would
lessen the criticisms.
(is there a tangible economic factor of 'public
colour antagonism' in crop plants ?? ;)
Sean.




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