Transition studies in flowering plants

 Rolf Baumberger


 Diplacus results 2022, phase space laboratory model

The model with floral Lab Color and other measured floral features. 


The SAGA-Complex

Assume that one has a SAGA-like complex in each cell in each plant that allows gradual development (evolution). If the structures are spatially and temporally "quantum coupled" with other similar plants, the above phenomena can be interpreted. 

The "hybrid swarms" are then caused by the control process of such a SAGA complex. The default values are no longer set for specific flower characteristics for a short time. In the phase space, one realizes a drifting. This drifting occurs for physical reasons; it has a direction and endpoints (attractors). As soon as the new values are reached, they are read in by the complex cis/trans and passed on to the descendants.

Thus, drifting occurs around an attractor. The synchronicity of drifting of all similar plants throughout the distribution area is striking.

 In Santa Ana Mountain, this results in a new plant species (20 years). The Diplacus transition zone leads to a broader zone of red-flowered plants. The yellow-flowered plants also change uniformly. The so-called hybrid zone is thus gradually dissolved. 
In the phase space, one realizes a simple tracking of the development of flower stages. An observation over 10 to 20 years is worthwhile and brings new insights into the events.


July 2022