Transitions Studies in Flowering Plants

by Rolf Baumberger


We ask what it takes to make this transformation permanent. In other words:

Is the result after the transition morphologically and epigenetically changed? (A)

Or is the transition product morphologically, epigenetically and genetically altered? (B)

The answer will sometimes follow at this website. 

Living systems manage to face new challenges. The devaluation of energy and molecular-genetic strategy creates the conditions for an optimal adaptation to changes. It is a physically based strategy that can hardly be explained by random processes.

What we think is about to be the alley to go:

The Diplacus system is capable of evolution on its own. A permanent pressure acting on this system will upset its equilibrium.  A mechanism that produces an evolutive and lasting reaction in a short time is required. The system goes through a learning process which has an optimizing effect. The new form is then changed on an individual basis in appearance and genetics compared to the abandoned state.