Microwaving seeds to induce genetic mutation

Night23 night23 at nightynight.com
Mon May 28 21:39:04 EST 2001


Is it possible to microwave seeds and produce a genetic mutation?  I
know radiation and chemical matagens are usually used but how about
microwaves (i.e. putting seeds in the microwave oven and turning it on
high for 5 to 10 seconds).  Would that be equivalent to a zap of low
level radiation or would I just be killing the seed?




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