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    Think of a commercial use for triploid plants incapable of producing viable gametes and zygotes.
    If swimmings good for your figure, explain whales to me

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    Seedless fruits?

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    If I knew what you were saying I'd probably have an answer....

    going by SA's answer, perhaps so that commercial species don't interbreed with non commercial crops which could weaken the gene's of the commercial crop (as well as escape into the wild?)

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    LOL thanks PODS...

    Basically a triploid plant has 3 sets of chromosones instead of 2 and is self fertile. (I think) ...

    So maybe open a flower shop for this special flower" crud i dont know... my head hurts
    If swimmings good for your figure, explain whales to me

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    St Patrick's day ??? lol marketing? [img]smile.gif[/img] Hmmm!!!

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    ok, so it's it polinates itself?

    BH isn't much more help I'm afraid, says he barely passed 1st year biology!

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    Didnt he say the same about chemistry??? O wait no that was bio (before i had to withdraw last semester) CRAP AND CRAP CRAP
    If swimmings good for your figure, explain whales to me

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    I did Bio at school!!! I can't remember about this though!!

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    Originally posted by Boardingbuny:
    Think of a commercial use for triploid plants incapable of producing viable gametes and zygotes.
    Mother's Day present? [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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    Wouldn't it make a great plant for outer space because it would not rely on other plants for polination or air to carry spores?

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    Originally posted by HelsSA:
    Wouldn't it make a great plant for outer space because it would not rely on other plants for polination or air to carry spores?
    WOW !!! I think I might use that LOL or maybe somehing along those lines [img]smile.gif[/img]
    If swimmings good for your figure, explain whales to me

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    Originally posted by Podlettte:
    BH isn't much more help I'm afraid, says he barely passed 1st year biology!
    Did he pass the birds and the bees
    The Frog is a Prince

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    Originally posted by Boardingbuny:
    Think of a commercial use for triploid plants incapable of producing viable gametes and zygotes.
    Why?

    [size="1"][ 09. May 2009, 10:24 PM: Message edited by: Silverwitch ][/size]

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    for her uni assessment Silverwitch

    Vet - it helps to know what BB is saying, which I don't and BH reckons he doesn't.

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    Thanks for the reply Pods- it just seemed an unusual request for a Saturday night!!!!
    Sorry BB only did Science to Year 12 a looong time ago now!!!

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    Which came first - the triploid plant or the gametes and zygotes?

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    Originally posted by Boardingbuny:
    Think of a commercial use for triploid plants incapable of producing viable gametes and zygotes.
    Sorry for being out all night BB.

    Think of round up ready canola.

    The reason you make them sterile is so the farmers have to buy seed off the producers every year, rather than keeping some of the previous years crop.
    How many days till it snows again?

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    Originally posted by Xena:
    Which came first - the triploid plant or the gametes and zygotes?
    Easy the gametes. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
    How many days till it snows again?

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    Originally posted by Bear:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Boardingbuny:
    Think of a commercial use for triploid plants incapable of producing viable gametes and zygotes.
    Sorry for being out all night BB.

    Think of round up ready canola.

    The reason you make them sterile is so the farmers have to buy seed off the producers every year, rather than keeping some of the previous years crop.
    </font>[/QUOTE]Wow, capitalism ****s.

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    Boarding bunny I was just doing an assignment for uni about globalisation and they were talking about this very type of plant. It was to be introduced to Sudan to stop the starvation. Farmers would be able to plant this plant and it would do better and yield good crops and produce its own seeds for the next season. But it never made it because the farmers would not need to rely on the seed companys each year to buy fresh seeds because this plant would produce its own. So that the seed companys were able to keep making money from the poor farmers in Sudan they are stuck with traditional plants.

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