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Plants can grow branches, leaves, flowers, etc. from many parts of their bodies. So it might seem that mutations that arise in those parts should get passed along to the next generation. Yet, it does not. Similar to animals, plants may have cells equivalent to germline cells in animals which are passed along during reproduction.

An article about research into this topic of plant reproduction.

#Plants #Biology #Nature #Reproduction

[ quantamagazine.org/unexpected- ]

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More flowers to liven up your day.

This photo of _Leucanthemum vulgare_ (I think; @Siiw will probably correct me if I'm wrong), commonly known as ox-eye or dog , was also taken during my late evening walk around Økologiske earlier this week.

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Last pictures of today's walk on Himmelswiese are of #Bees.

I haven't identified the species yet, but I'd say the most identifiable feature is how they raise their butts into the air while sucking nectar.
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@welshpixie also gotta love the Facebook tracking pixel and twitter tracking through the DoubleClick iframe on their site.
I wonder if that violates their cookie policy, as that only seems to mention session cookies and persistent cookies, rather than explicitly mention tracking cookies. (At least on a quick glance).

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This feral tomato plant was growing out of a crack in the pavement next to the driveway of a grocery store. I imagine someone must have dropped a tomato with viable seeds on the way out and it took hold.

#plants
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Greek Beer and a Sunny Beach
The Daily Photograph of today is one I took in of #2016 on , , at a beach of .
It was a hot day at the , and @Siiw and I enjoyed a nice can of ελ Ζυθος to cool down a bit.

Definitely one of the better spots I've been to. :)

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@Mayana
I honestly feel sorry for women who have to deal with a lack of *functional* pockets in their clothing. Army clothing is a good idea. I should actually check where I can find an army supply dump store here in , as I wouldn't mind some affordable, sturdy pants with extra pockets either.
The army in has been accepting women for quite some time now, and even has , an all-female special forces unit, so maybe my SO @Siiw can find something too

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🍄 Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystina) 

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qz.com/1116991/a-biologist-bel

“Simard specializes in the underground relationships of trees. Her research shows that below the earth are vast networks of roots working with fungi to move water, carbon, and nutrients among trees of all species. These complex, symbiotic networks mimic human neural and social networks. They even have mother trees at various centers, managing information flow, and the interconnectedness helps a slew of live things fight disease and survive together.”

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I feel like names should hold a certain power, the way they do in myths and legends. If someone does something in your name, that should *really* mean something.

And you should be deeply mindful of what people are doing in your name.

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The three cats were sleeping head to butt and they kept snoring or murring in their sleep, paws twitching dreamily.

All I knew was that they were on top of the floor vent and I had to move them. I was very conflicted about this.
On one hand, I needed to adjust the shutter. On the other, they looked very very very cute.

I considered flipping a coin but knew I'd disturb them if the coin hit the floor.

I decided to wait another three hours.

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*Golden Horizons*
is definitely a place I wouldn't mind returning to some day, though perhaps in spring rather than late , to see what the local flora looks like when it's in full bloom.
This is an autoblended by from 3 handheld shots taken at , 14th of 2016, around 19:30.

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If you're a father who is in a relationship with your children's mother, try and remind yourself to pull out your phone and snap a couple pictures of your kids when they are doing something with their Mom. My wife takes like 50 pics a day, and I am grateful to her that I have a ton of pictures of playing and being goofy with my kids. Now I try to make an effort to pull my phone out to take pics when they're with her, so she can also enjoy memories of when they were young and didn't hate us yet.

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