[NAFEX] Useful Mutants, Bred With Radiation (New York Times)
S & E Hills
ehills7408 at wowway.com
Tue Aug 28 23:04:48 EDT 2007
I don't recall the source, but I recall reading that new varieties of
African Violets were bred using seeds that had been taken into space and
exposed to solar radiation.
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Brungardt, Sam
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 11:08 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: [NAFEX] Useful Mutants, Bred With Radiation (New York Times)
Some of you may find this story disturbing, but I found it interesting and
informative even though the writer described Japanese pears as a cross
between apples and pears. -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn.
Useful Mutants, Bred With Radiation
Public fears aside, scientists mimic nature's genetic scrambling to bolster
fruits and vegetables, as well as beer and whiskey.
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