Sunday, March 8, 2015
PolyGenomX: Using Epigenetics and Polyploids to grow more efficient Trees and Plants
This technology could greatly enhance our biodiversity and could even help give the future of this humanoid race, some much needed hope. With a world population that is increasing at an alarming rate, we obviously need to make further advancements since many of us are giving up on the day that doesn't involve Big Oil domination and crude methods of energy. Since we can't stop The Powers That Be, maybe more folks will work around them like the ones over at PolyGenomX. Anyway, epigenetics is a term that can be used to describe anything other than the DNA sequence that influences the development of an organism. If you'd like to read about this particular field of study, go here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetics
Polyploids are especially common in plants. It involves a stress response that helps, in this case, a plant or tree evolve/adapt to its changing surroundings/environment that would, in turn, make it stronger and more capable of surviving. They call this a "polyploid event," and the main part of PolyGenomX consists of them trying to invoke a polyploid event in these modified trees and plants. This, when done correctly, will enhance the yield, shorten the breeding time, enhance the growth, allow poor growing areas to thrive with green life, prevent certain plant diseases and overall just make the trees and plants way more efficient. For example, with this technology, a 4-year-old tree would have the growth of a 10-year-old tree.
If you'd like to read more about polyploids, go here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyploidy
If you'd like to read more about PolyGenomX, go here: www.polygenomx.com
If you are actually interested in this subject about using epigenetics and polyploids to grow better plants and trees, watching this 16 minute video may be of great interest: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N0SKREl2uE
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