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Re: SPEC: SIGNA seeds O/S

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] SPEC: SIGNA seeds O/S
  • From: Nick Zentena <zentena@hophead.dyndns.org>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 07:35:20 -0500

On December 5, 2001 05:54 pm, you wrote:
> >As for postal irradiation, there has been a great deal of discussion >of
> >this on several museum listservers.  The intensity of the radiation >being
> >used is so great that DNA is damaged, plastics can be made >brittle, and
> >magnetic media (like CDs and computer discs) would be >rendered useless.
> >Such radiation would certainly kill seeds.
> Is there any point me even considering importing seeds from SIGNA this
> year? I would have to know that they were going to be viable, before

   I saw it mentioned some place that the US post office was only able to zap 
things in a normal letter. IE if it's bulky like a seed packet it won't fit 
the machine. Are they now doing everything? How are the seed companies 
handling this?


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