Deformed pea plant!

Just a little update on how the tortured little pealets are doing.

Water soaked peas and walnut soaked peas are doing fine. 5/5 are growing.  No noticeable differences:

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The sweetgum soaked peas however, are not doing so well.  Only 3/5 are growing and one is noticeably deformed.

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This is exactly what I was hoping for, except I had hoped it was the black walnut extract that did this.  No matter, this is hypothesisless research – you aren’t wrong if you didn’t make any predictions (AND you don’t stop the experiment!).  Now let’s hope this deformed little bugger can reproduce.

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Group photo.

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About SubOptimist

I am an Associate Professor in the Science Department at Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston. I teach introductory biology courses at both the majors and non-majors level in addition to microbiology. Previous to that I spent 7 years as a postdoctoral researcher on different viruses. While I don't miss being on the "grant treadmill", I think better when I write and miss writing up data for papers and grants; this blog helps me with that a little. And sometimes my kids' insanely funny and cute antics need to be shared with the world. Any view expressed in this blog is that of me personally and not Georgia Perimeter College or the GPC Clarkston Science Department.
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