Micros

A caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Once people did not even know it was about the same individual. These are only two appearances of the butterfly.

A caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Once people did not even know it was about the same individual. These are only two appearances of the butterfly. A butterfly also lays eggs that when hatched deliver the caterpillars that replaces its skin a few times to allow it to grow. Towards winter they weave a web – a cocoon – in which they pass the winter, go through a metamorphosis and appear as a butterfly next spring to restart the cycle. Four expressions of the same set of genes that allow the species to survive. With the potato crop the lifecycle seems much more simple, only so at first sight surely. When following the same order after pollination the potato flower produces a berry with seeds. 

 

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