>Dr. Wayne Snedden writes:
>I received quite a few responses to my posting last week concerning
>preblotted Northerns of Arabidopsis mRNA. Unfortunately, they were
>all from other researchers looking for the same thing. Obviously
>there is a market niche out there to be filled. Commercial
>"stress blots", "developmental blots", "tissue blots", etc from
>Arabidopsis might appeal to a growing lab-market although I recognize
>the potential problems. In the very least, a plant-diversity blot
>(similar to the animal zoo blots) would be nice to see. Pass the
>word out to ambitious small ag/biotech companies, perhaps we'll see
>something in the future.
Is this something that the ARBC would be able/willing to do? I would be
willing to pay for "stress blots", "developmental blots", "tissue blots"
and/or "garden blots". There is clearly a demand that needs to be filled
and it might be a way to help fund the ARBC.
Dr. Karen S. Browning
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712
kbrowning at mail.utexas.edu