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[*] posted on 12-11-2017 at 22:45
I heard a professor talking about accelerated tree/wood growth and I was confused


He said that by mixing the trees DNA with ecoli then intense acceleration of growth of the tree is possible. I'm not sure if this was a theory of his or not. I was in a state of confusion on this can someone care to elaborate on what he was saying to us commoners.

Accelerated growth of trees, is this possible??
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[*] posted on 13-11-2017 at 03:35


I found this article about accelerated tree growth, but it doesn't mention the mechanism you have. Rather, it involves the protection of plants against harmful organisms and production of chemicals which assist in the development of the plant, and is mediated by certain species of both bacteria and fungi. It also works differently for varying species of plant, and doesn't have a wide spectrum of compatibility.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130911092909.h...




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[*] posted on 13-11-2017 at 19:56


Why not ask the professor?
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[*] posted on 13-11-2017 at 21:03


Quote: Originally posted by CharlieA  
Why not ask the professor?


Because he was a guest speaker at my university. It was a 1 time lecture where hundreds of people gathered at the auditorium to hear him speak. That's why.
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[*] posted on 14-11-2017 at 03:24


Quote: Originally posted by 13enigma  
Quote: Originally posted by CharlieA  
Why not ask the professor?


Because he was a guest speaker at my university. It was a 1 time lecture where hundreds of people gathered at the auditorium to hear him speak. That's why.


Get his name, i bet if you google scholar it you will find his research. Mixing the DNA could be for anything!

E.coli is often used because......well because loads of reasons and it just is, there is no significance to it being E.coli.

The clever bit will be whatever the plasmid codes for in the modified E.coli. That is then fused into the tree DNA and the tree starts to do whatever it is the plasmid is coded for.

But its highly likely if he spoke in a guest lecture, then he will have written papers on it, so find his name and institution and i bet you will find his papers.

Just a side thought, you positive he wasnt talking about accelerated particle guns and E.coli DNA? There is a method of getting genes int9o cells using a high speed gun and micro particles of gold.

[Edited on 14-11-2017 by NEMO-Chemistry]
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[*] posted on 14-11-2017 at 17:19


I think some of this professor's papers would be interesting to read (assuming I could understand them). Can you share his name/location? Back in the day you could request reprints from authors. In grad school (in the '60s we even had "form" postcards for this purpose. I guess the photocopier killed off this practice.
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[*] posted on 14-11-2017 at 22:46


Did you google it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_tree
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/nov/15/gm-trees...




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[*] posted on 15-11-2017 at 07:33


That sounds really interesting. Let us know if you find out their name!
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