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Re: [Aroid-l] Plants that glow in the dark.

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Plants that glow in the dark.
  • From: "Frank" f_h_bln@gmx.net
  • Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 09:29:12 +0200

Hi all,

There is a simple reason why this technology has not been used for commercial plants: Besides some biological/technical problems, it is not allowed to keep genetically modified organisms outside a laboratory environment. As for the example of genetically engineered soya beans one has to prove that they are not harmful to humans and the environment. And My opinion is that this strict handling is absolutely necessary, otherwise we would run into an ecological catastrophy.

Best regards


-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Datum: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 21:39:09 -0700 (PDT)
Von: a san juan <kalim1998@yahoo.com>
An: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Betreff: Re: [Aroid-l] Plants that glow in the dark. 

> using luciferase genes on transgenic plants is usually done for research
> purposes (e.g. to determine the expression of certain genes that a
> researcher might be studying), and this has been done for many years already - in
> fact, might have been a decade already. i'm surprised no one has been
> creating commercial plants using this until now. 
> i'm not sure how stable the transmission of this gene would be to
> progenies though...
> Brian Williams <pugturd@alltel.net> wrote: At the aroid show. I was
> talking to Homes from Thailand about my canna 
> breeding. He was telling me how cannas were considered weeds in Thailand 
> and that they have been used in research for other plants using Gamma 
> rays to create mutations. Sense cannas can flower in one years time they 
> seem to be the best to test out.  After looking this up on the internet 
> to see if their were any photos of these mutations. I ran across 
> something very interesting apparently some genetic modification was done 
> to a orchid using firefly genes to create the first plant that glows in 
> the dark. It said all parts of the plant produce light some more than 
> others. I found this very interesting and though it is not on the 
> subject of aroids I think that we may soon find aroids and other plants 
> being genetically modified.
> Here is the web site
> http://www.new-agri.co.uk/01-5/focuson/focuson4.html
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