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Re: RE: OT Plant cell biology - red

I know some crude attempts have worked to a degree with other gene transfer
projects.  My understanding is that they just take pieces of chromosomes
and implant them.  Then they grow the plants and see what they get.
Apparently the chromosome bit will sometimes just become an supernumerary
addition to the compliment and will be replicated during mitosis and
meiosis.  If you have the right bit, and all the other millions of bits of
junk that come with the piece don't do any damage, you might get what you

It's sort of like trying to get a new engine by crashing your car into
another, but sometimes (so I here) it works - that is with the DNA, not the

I had a friend who worked on trying to get good yellow Petunias by taking
genetic material from a related genus.  I think he was up at Brigham Young
in Utah).  They got some interesting results (odd and unexpected colors
even), but when he left the project the bright yellow wasn't among them.


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