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Is there a best way to preserve corn ears for hands-on

R.L. BertInnes, Ph.D. binnes at mco.net
Fri Jan 21 18:44:26 EST 2000

Suggest shrink wrap.



Marc Perry wrote:

>  Sorry if this is an old discussion thread, but we are complete newcomers to
>  the field.  My wife is putting together a teaching module to introduce
>  Grade 7-8 students to concepts in genetics and one of the planned exercises
>  involves scoring kernel phenotypes (anticipating Mendelian ratios).  We've
>  obtained dried ears of corn from a biological supply house and were
>  wondering if there is a relatively simple way to treat the corn to minimize
>  damage from repeated handling (i.e. like coating them with shellac or some
>  other protection)?  I am hoping that some of the researchers and educators
>  on this list have previous experience with this issue and might have
>  suggestions or recommendations.
>  Thank you in anticipation,
>  Marc Perry
>  Department of Medical Genetics & Microbiology
>  Faculty of Medicine
>  University of Toronto
>  1 King's College Circle
>  Toronto, ON
>  Tel.: (416) 978-0117      marc.perry at utoronto.ca
>  FAX : (416) 978-6885
>  ---


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