I hope you mean flavum besseae.oke:Grandma M said:Heather
Here is my besseae (Hidden Agenda X Winter Sun). It was refered to as a split yellow.
Well it is a little weird that it's happening and only to one petal. I think you should maybe cut down on the radioactive isotopes. oke:Heather said:If anyone says "mutation" I may have to kill them.
I think it is a very interesting example of evolution. Granted, it doesn't get the plant anything more but it is, no doubt, very interesting!
"Split yellow" would mean that it contained one yellow gene and one red (normal) gene. Meaning that it would be a red flower that contained one gene for yellow flower.Grandma M said:I don't understand the 'split yellow' term. I only know what I was told when I bought it about 15 months ago. It was a very small seeding at that time.
Kyle said:I used to breed birds. The term split was used a lot when dealing with recessive and sex-linked traits. Things like albinos and lutinos. Lien breeds birds too, so I bet that why he thinks in those terms as well.
Basically a plants that is split to something has a hidden gene that isn't being expressed. Split to yellow means a red flower with one yellow gene. Weither it is a simple as hetrozygous vs homozygous as the factor for it to be expressed or something far more complicated, I don't know.
Dean Stock used to post here, I'm sure he would know.