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Teosinte seeds

Peggy Lemaux lemauxpg at nature.Berkeley.EDU
Sat Nov 15 22:44:06 EST 2003

To all:

If any of you know me, you know that part of my job at UC is to interact
with the general public on biotechnology.  Toward that effort, my
assistant and I created a modular (tactile) display that focuses on the
modification of plants by classical breeding and genetic engineering.  It
has been used at county fairs, gardening meetings and others.  You can see
it at http://plantbio.berkeley.edu/~lemaux/display/display.html

One of the modules is on "The Changing Face of Corn" and it features a
picture of the corn and teosinte plants and then has teosinte and corn
seeds encased in plastic so people can see the difference.  But I only had
5 seeds and we are hoping to get money from NSF to build 1 or 2 more
displays for use in outreach.  Does anyone have some seeds I could have
(20-30 would be plenty)?  (If you view the display, know that we are
substituting the current picture with an Aztec one; we couldn't find a
non-copyrighted picture when we made it originally)

Thank you in advance.


Peggy G. Lemaux, Ph.D.
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
111 Koshland Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-642-1589
FAX: 510-642-7356
Web address:  http://ucbiotech.org

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