[NAFEX] mutating trifoliate

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Wed Mar 3 21:01:17 EST 2004


Microwave isn't effective as a mutagen.  It generates heat in the cells and
kills them rather than causing mutations in the chromosomes.  You either
need a radiation source or a chemical mutagen.  The latter can be more
effective, but I really don't recommend them, since the best ones are also
sure-fire cancer causers if you get them on you.
-Lon Rombough


Very interesting, i hadn't thought of inducing mutation.  A few articles
have talked about microwaving seeds on low power which causes them to
grow faster supposedly.  Could microwaving cause mutation?  

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