Dear Dr. Smolowe,
Thank you for your interest
in our tissue culture service. I view the web page and it is a very
As a commercial laboratory
it is not cost effective or practical for us to do a few hundred plants.
I can highly recommend Venky at 863-465-0184 (Lake Placid, Florida).
He owns a company that does
a lot of specialty products. He has done work for us, is very trust
worthy and is familiar with Philo tissue culture.
Oglesby Plants International,
At this time there are too many variables involved with this project
even anticipate the price. We should cross that bridge after there
actual production tissue in the bottles. To me getting viable tissue
growing and multiplying in vitro is the first step and most critical
problem if we can find a willing TC lab to do the work. Certainly if
can be tissue cultured they will be available to members...who else
would know enough to want one besides the people who hang out on
> Denis for clarification is this discussion a board decision?
> venture were succesful would all members be given an opportunity
> acquire one? What price would be determined and how?
There are many
> questions that need to be addressed. It would indeed
be of benefit
> to us all and certainly a step in the right direction to perpetuate
> this species but it seems to me that this decision warrants more
> discussion Joe