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  Call for hardy aroid seed
From: Mark Evans <LIBEVANS at ACS.EKU.EDU> on 1997.04.03 at 16:07:30(572)
I am working on a project trying to induce mutations in several groups
of plants. I have used colchicine as a mutagen in the production of
terrestrial orchids, and am now going to try it on aroids.

Also, A friend owns a large medical diagnostic center and has offered
to radiate seeds for me free of charge. Her equipment is capable of
producing high dosages of radiation of several types. From what I have
been able to glean from the literature, radiation was used extensively
in the 1950s and 1960s to produce many mutated african violets.

So.....if you have any spare seed of ANY hardy aroid, I would welcome it
and be happy to pay for postage. I don't care how common the species
is. I'm especially anxious to try this with Arum italicum and
Sauromatum venosum.

If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions, please feel free (Please,
please, please!) to contact me at libevans@acs.eku.edu


Mark Evans

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