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Re: Red Iris


> WNYIS has a member who teaches biology and such at Canisius College
> talk to us about gene splicing. He said that with not too much work,
> the marker for red (geranium??) can be transferred to the iris.
> When asked why this work does not proceed, he said, merely because
> there is no money for that kind of research.  It could be done, if
> the interest was there and if grant monies from some source were available.

Carolyn, Not sure if you have heard that Cooley's are actively pursuring
a red iris.  They have a grant with Oregon State University to make this
happen.  If anyone, they have the resources and financing to *make it
so*.  Maybe the *Maytag Red* won't be far off.  Want to call Cooley's
and suggest a name!

Rick Tasco
Central California 
Zone 8

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