Glow in the dark spuds
delannw at dlogue.net
Wed Dec 20 09:31:37 EST 2000
Betsy, It is genetic modification. Injection is probably not the most appropriate use of the language to describe the method. The would have to use a GMO technique (as oppsed to traditional hybridization methods) to produce these potatoes because a jellyfish would never cross with a potato - even if potatoes grew in the sea.
As an aside:
This is just nuts. I wonder about the obsession with using aquatic species to cross with plants. Flounders with tomatoes or squash. Jellyfish with potatoes. What next? I wish they'd do something really useful like produce a carnivorous tomato plant. You know. One that would lure tomato hormworms and eat them. I might go for that.
Seriously, is there something special about fish genes that make them especially suitable for plant development.
This is probably the wrong forum for a serious discussion about that. I just wonder.
Farmer in the Del
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