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Datum: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 21:39:09 -0700 (PDT)
Von: a san juan
An: Discussion of aroids
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 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
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