A few days before the end of the year I re-potted some of my plants and planted some seeds for next year. In my pots I had Delosperma echinatum, a plant I had been working on for my honours degree.
My project had intended to examine a possible gene duplication in the Ruschioideae, a highly-diverse subfamily of the Aizoaceae. Unfortunately, despite the project starting well, I was unable to answer the questions I had wanted to, although with more time I am sure I would have been able to as I worked through one of the blockages one or two days before we had to stop lab work. Continue reading