Albino Redwoods

My family took a vacation the the Redwood forest, where we found this beautiful treasure.DSCN3856Albino redwoods are incredibly beautiful. They are unable to produce chlorophyll, which causes its needles to be pure white. They live parasitically off a non-mutated redwood tree, usually the one they have sprouted from. Albinism in organisms is caused by a mutation of certain genes that make it impossible for the organism to make a certain protein or pigment.

Albino RedwoodThe albino redwood is growing off of the large tree in the center of the image above. Isn’t it amazing?



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