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keith.edwards keith.edwards at bbsrc.ac.uk
Sat Aug 15 09:17:45 EST 1998

I have been asked by Jim Giles at the Science Museum, London UK, to investigate
if it is possible for anybody in the maize community to supply him with a few
"highly visible maize mutants" Jim is part of a team developing a major new
biomedical exhibition at the Science Museum (this will be seen by Millions!!).
The exhibition will include a section on development and within that section, a
look at mutations. They are hoping to display some of the more interesting
examples of maize mutants, both natural and forced. They want  real (dead)
plants, but since they will be on display for a long period of time they may
have to be preserved in some way. This is something that the museum could

So my question is: can anybody help? If you do have a suggestion then either
you should get in touch with Jim (Jim Giles Wellcome Wing Team Science Museum
London SW7 2DD Tel: 0171 938 9849 Fax: 0171 938 8213 http: www.nmsi.ac.uk) or
myself (address below). If you could supply material directly to Jim that's
great, but if it needs to be grown up, then I am happy to do this at Long
Ashton and then pass the material on to Jim.

Any help would be appreciated

Keith Edwards
Head of Crop Genetics
Cell Biology Department
IACR-Long Ashton Research Station
University of Bristol
Long Ashton
BS41 9AF
Tel 44 (0)1275 392181
Fax:44 (0)1275 394281
email:keith.edwards at bbsrc.ac.uk

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