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Offline Ernst

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Albino black corn
« on: October 10, 2010, 21:06:36 PM »
I planted some black corn seeds (originally from Michael) from last season's harvest.

Some 10 seedlings are white but the same size as the green counterparts.
I do not think they have a future?

I have seen albino Clivia seedlings, but the corn seedlings is a first for me.

Any explanations how this came about? 



Strange variegation on the leaves


Normal plants
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Re: Albino black corn
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2010, 22:33:24 PM »
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I sure would like to get more information on the subject of albino seedlings - In the past I 've had several Hippeastrum albino seedlings which try as I might to get them to grow they eventually died from malnutrition  ???

I guess as they were unable to photosynthesize and hence absorb their food.  :-\

Ininitally they looked "healthy" and the same size as the green ones.
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Re: Albino black corn
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010, 23:23:27 PM »
I planted some black corn seeds (originally from Michael)
I think Michael played a corny joke on you, Ernst.......
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Re: Albino black corn
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 09:14:30 AM »
We also found some albinos from those seeds Ernst. That variegated one looks cool!

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Re: Albino black corn
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 10:56:28 AM »
I planted some black corn seeds (originally from Michael)
I think Michael played a corny joke on you, Ernst.......
LOL

I found this article on the web that may be of interest to some

Comparative Physiology of Green and Albino Corn Seedlings. 1,2
Heinz Seltmann3

DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO 37, ILLINOIS

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC540640/?page=1

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Keep us updated on the progress of the 3 seedlings

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Re: Albino black corn
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010, 20:19:59 PM »
Thanks Abby, very interesting article, I understood every single word that was written!  ;)
So after aout 21 days, dust to dust.

Rena, I think Michael had hiccups when he cross polinated those beautiful Clivia of his.
Ccccc...livia, oh Sh...... it was the Ccccc...orn!
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Re: Albino black corn
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010, 23:07:09 PM »
[quote author=Ernst link=topic=4361.msg28915#msg28915 date=1286821199
Rena, I think Michael had hiccups when he cross polinated those beautiful Clivia of his.
Ccccc...livia, oh Sh...... it was the Ccccc...orn!
[/quote]
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Re: Albino black corn
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2010, 01:39:35 AM »


Thanks Abby, very interesting article, I understood every single word that was written!  ;)
So after aout 21 days, dust to dust.

Rena, I think Michael had hiccups when he cross polinated those beautiful Clivia of his.
Ccccc...livia, oh Sh...... it was the Ccccc...orn!

Be grateful for small mercies Ernst
It always could have been Onion Weed  LOL

I thought I'd slip that article in so that the multitude of guest that come and read in our Forum do not think that we are just a bunch of some backyard gardeners.  ;D
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Re: Albino black corn
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2010, 09:23:32 AM »
Thanks Abby, very interesting article, I understood every single word that was written!  ;)
:mmm: LOL
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Re: Albino black corn
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2010, 16:26:08 PM »
I remember that Johan Steyn did an experiment on albino Clivia a long time back.
He injected the seedlngs with something ( I have a suspicion that it was green food colouring)

I wonder if he got the idea from Hitler's doctors, injecting POWs with blue colouring in their eyes, gross!
Hitler, I mean, not Johan!

« Last Edit: October 12, 2010, 16:31:35 PM by Ernst »
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Re: Albino black corn
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010, 17:55:36 PM »
I thought I'd slip that article in so that the multitude of guest that come and read in our Forum do not think that we are just a bunch of some backyard gardeners.  ;D
....I see 29 guests and only 16 members on the stats.....we MUST be very interesting, Abby...
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