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Quantitative Traits


What: Tradescantia zebrina
Where: my house
So: These zebrina plants are ones that I took cuttings of in the lab. They were all cut at the same time, and started out at approximately the same height and had the same number of leaves. Now, each of my cuttings has a different number of leaves. This is a quantitative trait that is caused by the environment that the plants are in.


Your comment on variation due solely to environment shows good understanding of cuttings from the same plant as genetically identical. Well done.