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Por qué las fresas se vuelven de un tono blanco fantasmal

BLOG # 76 Nov 2, 2021 at 5:00:29 PM

Why Strawberries Turn a Ghostly Shade of White

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– Strawberries are not always red. Fragaria nubicola, native to the Himalayas, can produce a vivid red fruit or a ghostly white one; another species, F. vesca, can produce a white fruit with brilliant scarlet seeds, as well as a conventional red type. What gives some strawberries such a ghostly pallor?


-One answer has been uncovered by scientists curious about the humble strawberry’s genetic material. There are numerous species of the fruit, and some sport five times as many chromosomes as others. Strawberry scientists think this means that as the plants evolved, they acquired extra genes that could provide a playground for unusual new traits.

*Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/29/science/strawberries-evolution-genetics-white.html?smid=em-share

Opinion/Commentary

While strawberries maintain their nutritional value, I do not really care how they look.

Mientras las fresas mantengan su valor nutricional, no me importa su apariencia.