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  1. Maria Delgado

    Maria Delgado (December 10, 2009, 05:12AM )

    Ford said: "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have replied ' faster horses'" Your comment of "If it isn't broken, then there is no need to fix it" makes us start on a bad note. I did not mean any insult with my comment. I would gladly follow up on Lyons Arboretum and offer help to make their culturing more efficient and cost effective. I am looking for alpha tests for this technology, we are not selling anything . I am sorry that I do not have a Web Site (yet) to inform users, but it is not a secret either.

  2. Richard Palmer

    Richard Palmer (December 09, 2009, 06:09PM )

    I trust that your question is an academic one. To receive a better answer than you can get from me, here's a link for you to ask the same question to the Micropropagation Lab manager at the Lyon Arboretum: www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum/conta ctUs.php Will open in
a new tab or window I am not officially associated with the Lyon Arboretum (except for still having some research plants there from grad school), but my first thought would be "If it isn't broken, then there's no need to fix it." The success rate for propagating some of the rarest plant species in the world has been phenomenal. As you surely know, Hawaii, with 1/500 the land area of the U.S.A., harbors at least 1/4 (or more) of the endangered plant and animal species of the entire country. Resources are scarce. Please offer your help if you are sure that your methods could help the research/horticultural community at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to ensure the survival of these gems of the tropics.

  3. Maria Delgado

    Maria Delgado (December 09, 2009, 03:49PM )

    I am perplexed by the paradoxical use of this neat technology for image manipulation, in a "landscape" of archaic technology. Why are test tubes still used for propagation of plants? Any contamination problems? There are new and efficient methods for doing this in plastic bags and liquid media, available from Clemson University in South Carolina.