Attn:David Erskine/Parasitic plants etc...
Dodderin' Ol' Don
donw1948 at NOSPAM.dave-world.net
Thu Oct 2 18:33:13 EST 1997
David & Richard -
Excuse me for nosing into this thread but ...
>Sugar is easy to transport and stores well. Preferably, sugar
>will be synthesised where it is used, using local carbon,
>hydrogen and oxygen. Food combusts to CO2 and water, and CO2 and
>water can, in principle, be made back into sugar again, using
>electric energy from, say, radioisotopes.
Doesn't "food" constitute more than just sugar (and what particular sugar do
you have in mind?)
>> I am unaware of any parasitic plants that may be or are capable of
>>providing any kind of significant nutrition. Maybe, someone out there
>>knows of some.
How about the mushroom & fungus families (mycilea? spelling?) Would it be
possible to genetically engineer a fungus that would not depend upon decayed
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