genetic mutation of CP seeds via Microwave

From: Steve Klitzing (
Date: Wed Nov 03 1999 - 13:15:13 PST

Date: Wed, 03 Nov 1999 13:15:13 PST
From: "Steve Klitzing" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3684$foo@default>
Subject: genetic mutation of CP seeds via Microwave


Has anyone attempted to genetically mutate any CPs by throwing CP seed into
a Microwave oven? Has there been any success with this method? I recently
read a book called "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean. In it, some offbeat
orchid growers were attempting to mutate orchids by throwing orchid seed
into a Microwave oven. Can this been done with CP's? How long does the
Microwave oven have to stay on, and at what level, before you start frying
the seeds?

Oh, the book was nonfiction and a fun read. Most of the people in this
newsgroup would probably get a kick out of it.

---Steve Klitzing

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