So, basically, I want to start doing some home experimentation with artificial selection. As I ran into ethical issues with human subjects and animals are a bit out of my price range, I turned to plants.
I'm looking for something that grows quickly and will produce seeds within a short time of planting (preferably a legume). Also, I'd prefer something that's easy to grow, since I don't exactly have a lot of plant experience.
I was looking at mung beans. They look pretty good, but 90-120 days before seed harvest is still a bit long for what I want to do. Also, they grow in a loamy soil, which I'd have to buy since loam isn't native to my area.
These sound even better. They grow faster and would probably grow in native soil. Problem is that they look pretty expensive, especially with all the equipment shit they want you to buy as well.
So, does anyone have any suggestions for what plants to go with?
These would be ideal. They are the go to plant for biologists that feel like testing that stuff out as they have a 6 week life cycle and a very small genome (I know the latter likely means little to you).
Post by MaybeNever on Sept 26, 2011 16:58:22 GMT -5
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