The F2 generation look like how we predicted them. We expected the colors to be different since we took the seeds from the first generation to plant the second generation. The F2 generation grew faster than the the parent generation. The first generation barely grew at all. Some of the factors that could have hindered our plants abilities to thrive is how much we watered them.
The environment and ecosystem effects organisms chances of survival. For example, many organism exhibit traits such as camouflage to hide from predators or conceal themselves from their prey in order to capture them. However, environments can change due to a multitude of factors, some being caused by human activity (burning fossil fuels, deforestation, pollution) and natural disasters. For example, the rock pocket mice depended heavily on their sandy and light colored environment, which blends easily with their light colored fur. This was an advantage that they held when it came to predators. Yet, years later a volcano erupted, turning the sandy environment into dark molten rock. Due to this, rock pocket mice light fur turned into a disadvantage. They were easily exposed to their predators, leading to the decrease of their population. However, if you look at pocket mice today, they have dark colored fur. Though this happened, it wasn’t the environment that changed the pocket mice phenotype but a genetic mutation that happened at a pivotal moment for the pocket mice population.
When hypothesizing what an organism will look like. The greater indicator would be looking at the genetic makeup of the organism. What stood out to me is plants can be affected by the light, location, and how often you water them, all of these affect the growth of the plants.