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colchicine used to improve vegetable crops

klevin klevin at bitwise.net
Sat Jan 25 22:20:30 EST 1997

Peter J. Walker wrote:
> Aspirin or coffee act very differently, inducing point mutations at the
> nucleotide level. In this case, the induced mutations are essentially
> random and you would need to select those strains that carry a desirable
> trait.

You may want to check your sources -  the claims that coffee is
mutagenic date back a few decades and are not now believed to be

Ken Levin

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