Monday, August 31, 2009

The Selfish Gene

This is my Jacaranda flowering tree, one that usually flowers spectacularly and covered with purple blooms doing so. Jacaranda is a genus of 49 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. So you wonder: is that all there is? What happens when the flowers are all gone? These oddly shaped seed pods are proof that its gene has been programmed well for its survival.

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