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Name: TJ
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Age: 17
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Date: 1999-2001 


Question:
In the future, would it be possible to genetically engineer a vine to produce large quantities of oxygen and grow fruit? Can you name some vines or other plants that already grow copious amounts of fruits, produce large quantities of oxygen, and take minimal amounts of water? I am currently working on a project for designing a space station, and I have been searching for information regarding this and have not found anything. I would greatly appreciate it if you could either provide suggestions of vines or plants which fulfill any of these requirements (make lots of oxygen, make lots of fruit, take little water), or could direct me to a website or some other location where I could find the information I am seeking. Also, if possible, could you respond as quickly as possible? I am under a time restraint.


Replies:
beans?

http://www.ces.uga.edu/pubcd/C626-w.htm

http://agebb.missouri.edu/cropperf/drybean/drybean.htm

sweet potatoes?

http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/faoinfo/economic/giews/english/ alertes/srmoz596.htm

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.,



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