Handedness in Duckweed: Double Flowering Fronds Produce Right- and Left-Handed Lineages

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Science  31 Mar 1978:
Vol. 199, Issue 4336, pp. 1465-1466
DOI: 10.1126/science.199.4336.1465


Frond lineages of Lemna perpusilla Torr. (strain 6746) show handedness with respect to frond emergence sequence and flowering that is related to the pocket of origin on a double flowering mother frond. Flower position is a fundamental manifestation of frond asymmetry.