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Name: Cody J. M.
Status: student
Age: 11
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Date: 2/3/2004


Question:
Why and how do potatoes get eyes? What are they?


Replies:
A potato (tuber of potato plant) might begin to sprout, giving rise to "eyes"/sprouts.

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/gen01/gen01382.htm

Anthony Brach Ph.D.


Potatoe "eyes" are buds that will start the growth of a new plant. If you leave a potatoe in your pantry for a few weeks you will see the new growth begin. You can cut the potatoe into sections, each with an eye, and each will grow a new potatoe plant.

J. Elliott



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