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Ray Dobert rdobert at NALUSDA.GOV
Mon Apr 24 08:39:22 EST 1995


The only info I can turn up on citronella and genetic engineering is an 
article in the NY Times from July 25, 1991 entitled "Flameless 
citronella, or how plant may join the war on mosquitoes", by A. Raver 
(page B1,B5).  It apparently contains info on protoplast fusion technique 
in this species.  I have not seen the article so can't provide any of the 
specifics.  Hope this helps.

Ray Dobert
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On 23 Apr 1995, What did you say i don't remember? wrote:

> I am looking for some information on citronella/mosquito plants
> (pelargonium citrosum van leeni)
> also candytuft (iberius sempervirens) plants in terms of 
> what is needed for the upkeep and care of these plants especially
> in terms of types of soil needed.
> I know that the mosquito plant was genetically engineered and it 
> supposedly repells mosquitos.
> My father is growing some of these in his garden and 
> any information anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.
> EMail Replies are EXTREMELY welcome.
> Thanks

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