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UPEI Lupine Research Project

Do you have older pictures of lupines flowering? Researchers at UPEI are studying the colours of blossoms over time and need your help. 

\”Although not a native plant – it is becoming a good model for studying the biology of flower colours both from a biochemical perspective (currently worked on by Dr. Jason McCallum at AAFC) and from an evolutionary perspective. The website is geared at photo collection, but we are also exploring the genetic basis of colour variation and the potential for hybridization with cultivated lupins. My interests lie more in the latter questions, but the website is meant to help engage the public with some roadside photography and history.\”

UPEI Lupine Research Project

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