wparrott at uga.cc.uga.edu
Thu Mar 2 18:19:19 EST 1995
In article <0423hms-020395140523 at msp81-14.nas.mr.net> 0423hms at InforMNs.k12.MN.US (Jerry Hoikka) writes:
>From: 0423hms at InforMNs.k12.MN.US (Jerry Hoikka)
>Subject: Black Soybeans
>Date: 1 Mar 1995 19:48:34 GMT
>We are looking for information on Black Soybeans for a science fair
>project. Can anyone tell us where to obtain information as to why black
>soybeans are black and why they appear in a normal population of soybeans.
>Any help would be appreciated.
>Dale Redetzke Hutchinson Middle School, Hutchinson, MN
Sorry-- I accidently posted the reply before I was finished with the answer.
Anyway, as to why you would find a black seed in a field, the book goes on to
say (p 144):
"In most commercial yellow-seeded varieties (I or i^i) dark-colored seeds have
been found. This has created some concern among farmers and seedsmen even
though the percentage is usually quite low. It has been shown to be due to a
mutation from I to i^i or i and experience suggests that his mutation rate is
rather high and is higher in some varieties than in others ...."
Good luck on your science fair.
>Hutchinson Middle School
>1365 South Grade Road
>Hutchinson, MN 55350
>0423hms at informns.k12.mn.us
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