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I was told that even with our advanced knowlege of genetics, scientists still cannot engineer a blade of grass (without the seed). Is this true?


Replies:
The following might be helpful:

http://www.psrast.org/whatisge.htm

http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/2000/7/00.07.02.x.html

On the other hand, maybe you are asking about plant tissue culture:

http://generalhorticulture.tamu.edu/YouthAdventureProgram/TisueCulture/TissueCulture.html

Anthony R. Brach, PhD
Missouri Botanical Garden
Harvard University Herbaria



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