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Re: Plants & terrorism fight


How interesting - that stuff grows wild in my yard, but it's pretty so I
just let it be. My my you are such a well informed group!!


(not being cynical today - act surprised)

ha!
Pam

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 08:31:09 -0500

>Hello Noreen,
>    Think I remember reading someplace that the Scarlet Pimpernel, Anagallis
>arvensis, is sensitive to radioactivity and the flowers change color with
>the degree of activity. Think they will be rediscovering what is already
>known with a very large block of grant money??
>    Sorry, bit of a cynic this morning.....
>Gene E. Bush
>Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
>www.munchkinnursery.com
>genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>
>----- Original Message -----
>> Thought this was interesting, figured I'd share with those who might not
>have
>> heard it.......
>> Colo. St. Univ. researchers are attempting to genetically engineer plants
>> that would change color in response to biological, chemical or viral
>> agents. If successful, the plants would provide the public an almost
>> immediate warning that deadly agents have been released, said June
>Medford,
>> CSU biology professor. The project is funded by Defense Advanced Research
>> Projects Agency; phase one is scheduled to take 18 months to complete.
>>
>> Noreen
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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