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Potato genome decoded

Postby alan refail » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:21 am

Developments in potato breeding and genetic modification look likely in the future now the potato's genome has been decoded.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14096485
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Re: Potato genome decoded

Postby Johnboy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:59 am

Hi Alan,
To me it is wonderful news but will this country take the initiative or will we have the anti-GM faction spouting their anti-scientific clap-trap all over again so the technology will go elsewhere?
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Re: Potato genome decoded

Postby alan refail » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:00 am

Johnboy wrote:Hi Alan,
To me it is wonderful news but will this country take the initiative or will we have the anti-GM faction spouting their anti-scientific clap-trap all over again so the technology will go elsewhere?
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Re: Potato genome decoded

Postby WestHamRon » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:21 pm

Tell them they make low-calorie chips and the anti-GM's won't stand a chance ! :wink:
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Re: Potato genome decoded

Postby Johnboy » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:07 am

Hi WHR,
Now they have the sequence many things will be possible but to cook chips without using the fattening process of frying is probable asking too much!
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Re: Potato genome decoded

Postby KGAdmin » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:39 am

Well they could just add some extra vitamins to chips - and I'd be happy.


Wait - I'm happy with chips now :)

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Re: Potato genome decoded

Postby Mike Vogel » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:00 pm

We make chips by slicingn the spuds, dipping in olive oil and baking them.
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