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Methanol's affect on C3 and C4 plants

Lowell Zelinski lowell at zelinski.com
Sun Apr 10 21:46:11 EST 1994


In article <giaoCo0Frt.B0K at netcom.com>, giao at netcom.com (John Martin)
wrote:

> I am posting this for my uncle:
> 
> I have a student who is studying the affect that methanol
> has on C3 and C4 plants.  She has noticed that methanol
> tends to increase plant growth in C3 plants, but not in C4
> plants.  Can anyone explain this reaction?

Apparently not.  Other than the orginal proponents of methanol application
to plants, no one (to my knowledge) has been able to come close to
repeating their results.

I rank it right up there with cold fusion.

I'd love to be wrong!

-- 
Lowell

What a long strange trip its been



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