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  • From: "Lon J. Rombough" <>
  • To: apple news group <>
  • Cc: Small Fruit List <>, NAFEX List <>
  • Subject: [nafex] FW: EDITION 117, Sept 29,, 2000
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 13:48:58 -0700

From: Plant Breeding News <>
Subject: EDITION 117, Sept 29,, 2000
Date: Fri, Sep 29, 2000, 7:09 AM

2000 The Windsor Star LIFE B8 Tim Radford, The Guardian Scientists
in England are, according to this story, planning to convert apples and
strawberries into anti-bacterial treatments that would protect against
tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs because a bacterium called streptococcus
mutans sticks to the tooth surface in a plaque and begins eating away at
the enamel. David James, of Horticulture Research International at East
Malling, England, told the British Association science festival last week
that he and colleagues were working with scientists at Guy's Hospital on a
new peptide-a form of protein-that did not kill the germs but prevented
them from sticking to the plaque. "The problem they have is, how do you
deliver this to the consumer?" James said. "Obviously you could make it as
a pharmaceutical product. But our idea in the longer term is to have a
means of delivery that involves a raw product. It can't be a processed
product because the protein would be destroyed."

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  • [nafex] FW: EDITION 117, Sept 29,, 2000, Lon J. Rombough, 09/29/2000

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