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Re: an algae experiment

Larry Lampert wrote:

>Scientists at a company in Columbia MD and Palo Alto CA have engineered a
>new micro algae that uses glucose as its primary energy source instead of
>sunlight. That's right this stuff grows in the dark! They accomplished it by
>splicing a human gene that directs the cellular flow of glucose into the DNA
>of an existing algae. Here is the link to the story
>http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010614/sc/shadow_algae_1.html .   

Interesting.... possible application could be as a  food source should the
earth ever experience loss of sunlight due to nuclear winter.   It sure
puts another spin on; "Soilet Green is PEOPLE!!" :-D