Re: Nobel prize for George

>A more interesting explanation for the color separation George reported in
>the Rotala macandra in the electric field would be that it is not the
>micronutrients that are concentrated in one or the other end of the plant,
>but the actual pigments.  What he probably has is an electrophoretic
>equiblirium based on the overall charge distributions of the individual
>pigment molecules.  

>The ability to achieve electrophoresis in living organisms is an enormously
>significant development that has applications in concentrating medicines at
>sites within the organism.  The implications  for medical chemotherapy are
>mind-boggling!  Think in terms of a Nobel Prize, George!  Also, get the
>process patented!

George should also think about commercial applications. Imagine,
electrophoresis on an ocean scale. Electrophoretic parameters can be
adjusted so that valuable elements (such as gold and silver) can be
concentrated at a specific location. See a lawyer George, immediately!!!

Shiao Wang
University of Southern Mississippi
Shiao Y. Wang
Univ. of Southern Mississippi
sywang at whale_st.usm.edu