UGA Scientist Says He’s Unlocked Genetic Secret Of Four-Leaf Clover – WJBF-TV

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – A University of Georgia plant scientist is looking over a four-leaf clover. Wayne Parrott says he’s unlocked the genetic secret of the unusual clover. And it has nothing to do with luck.

Parrott has put 18 years and modern DNA analysis into his research. It’s a rare gene that makes for the extra leaf.

The researchers also found a rare gene that changes the color of clover.

Parrott says the work could lead to breeding a four-leaf only plant.

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