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  [Aroid-l] Plants that glow in the dark.
From: Brian Williams pugturd at alltel.net> on 2006.09.25 at 01:49:56(14639)
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.

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