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    Any of you going to make some genetically modified plants for us?

    Any of you going to make some genetically modified plants for us? I'd like to request some modified Sarracenia.

    For those in New York:
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    I've thought about this a lot. There are so many genetically modified animals and plants everywhere, I'm sure they could modify cps. I think I'll do some more research on this. Maybe they can make an gm N. bical with glowing fangs. That would be super amazing.

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    As far as I'm aware it hasn't happened yet with CP's, but if there is enough money and supplies it most likely will happen. Before you know it we'll be cleaving off a portion of the 'easy-growing-vigorous code' in Ventricosa DNA and using restriction enzymes to insert it into villosa DNA to make villosas as easy to grow as a ventricosa. This would certainly help stop the wild poaching of rare seeds.


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    If there are enough dedicated people, they could try starting a Kickstarter project to get funding, like this: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...erennial-crops

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    I'm not a biologist but this kind of thing would be awesome. Too bad they don't have more labs like it in other areas of research :<

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    Hmmmm....hamatas the size of truncatas.......
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    With the imaginations of all of the people on the forums the possibilities are endless, the problem is actually doing it. Are there any Geneticists out there to give us an idea of how to do this?

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    This is what I've found via a quick Google search:

    A very simplified overview:
    http://www.popsci.com/science/articl...-modified-seed

    Monsanto's instructions for DNA extraction:
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...42080656,d.aWM

    Overview of isolating and cloning gene:
    http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/olcw...ing%20a%20Gene

    Has a brief description of how to introduce gene into plants:
    http://cls.casa.colostate.edu/transg...html#designing
    http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/A...ing_Plants.php
    http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/site...i-plasmid.html

    Now, to locate and purchase the materials and equipment (eBay?)...or join an open source lab...or go to graduate school and use project for thesis...or...

    DNA extraction products and services:
    http://www.invitrogen.com/site/us/en...xtraction.html
    Last edited by fdfederation; 02-08-2013 at 05:50 PM.

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