colchicine used to improve vegetable crops

klevin klevin at bitwise.net
Sat Jan 25 22:20:30 EST 1997


Peter J. Walker wrote:
> 
> 
> Aspirin or coffee act very differently, inducing point mutations at the
> nucleotide level. In this case, the induced mutations are essentially
> random and you would need to select those strains that carry a desirable
> trait.
>

You may want to check your sources -  the claims that coffee is
mutagenic date back a few decades and are not now believed to be
valid...

Ken Levin



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