Innovations & Discoveries : Genetics
Intro to Cannabis Genetics Part 2: Populations & Propagation
Though cannabis may all be classified as Cannabis sativa, which we discussed in part one, there are still lots of ways to talk about the genetic variation within the species from a scientific perspective. One way has to do with genotype and phenotype, also covered in part one. Another way to talk about it has to do with its populations and how those populations reproduce.
Intro to Cannabis Genetics: Debunking the Indica vs. Sativa Binary
The weed world these days is filled with a wide variety of delicious, yummy-smelling, sticky, and often medicinal buds. That’s thanks in no small part to cannabis breeders and farmers who, in just a matter of decades, have brought forth an abundance of extraordinary varieties.
Powdery Mildew and the Evolutionary Arms Race
As the temperatures cool, days shorten, buds swell, and clouds return, so do many dreaded foes, including powdery mildew. Powdery mildew fungi (in the family Erysiphaceae) are obligate parasites to over 10,000 different vascular plant species. Being an obligate parasite means they cannot complete their life cycle without a specific, suitable, and living host.