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Unexpectedly primeval organisms grew out of these seeds and eggs: a fern that no botanist was able to identify; primeval corn with up to twelve ears per stalk; wheat that was ready to be harvested in just four to six weeks. A giant trout, extinct in Europe for 130 years, with so-called salmon hooks. It was as if these organisms accessed their own genetic memories on command in the electric field...
Indeed, Guido Ebner and Heinz Schürch appear to have discovered a biological method of effectively creating antecedents from progeny without using genetic engineering.
Or as both researchers put it: "Our experiments do not involve a mutation of the organism in question, which in the case of genetic engineering involves channelling an additional gene into the organism. No entirely new organism is created. In the electrostatic field, only the gene expression is altered the retrieval of the existing gene. That is something different."
In addition to corn and trout experiments, the results of experiments with wheat were also amazing: thus the cereal exposed to the electrostatic field developed new proteins, which people looked for in the original wheat to no avail.
Furthermore, it surprisingly produced much larger roots than the control group. This had the advantage of allowing the crops to grow far more rapidly. And occasionally in these experiments, a variant emerged which resembled the genetic antecedents of the wheat. Thus, a meadow grass-like arrangement of ear shoots and small narrow leaves was observed, for example.
"In the case of our 'manipulated' wheat, growth was so rapid that it was ripe in four weeks instead of the usual seven months", Heinz Schürch recalled. "However one has to say that although the ears and stalks were somewhat smaller, there were more ears per plant.
The actual benefit is that we could cultivate this wheat in regions where spring and summer are short where conventional wheat cannot be grown at all." In this case, one can also cheerfully refrain from using pesticides and herbicides: "The pests that have adapted to the growth process of normal wheat have not yet developed when we harvest our wheat as early as four to eight weeks after planting."
-Excerpts from the original patent-
Inventor: EBNER GUIDO [CH] // SCHUERCH HEINZ [CH]
Applicant: CIBA GEIGY CORP [US]
IPC: A01K61/00 // (IPC1-7):A01K63/00
Specifically, in the practice of this invention, tanks (aquaria) filled with freshwater or saltwater and containing the fish or eggs, and consisting preferably of electrically non-conductive material (insulator), are placed between the electrodes of a capacitor.
A directcurrent voltage of one to tens of thousands of volts is then applied to said electrodes. Instead of using the non-conductive aquarium material, it is of course also possible to use electrodes which are provided with an insulating layer and to immerse these electrically insulated capacitor plates direct in the tanks.
Of sole importance is that the electrodes of the capacitor are insulated against the freshwater or saltwater acting as dielectric medium. As no currents flow in this apparatus, no perceptible loss of energy is observed. Hence energy is not a cost factor in this invention.
Firstly, a substantially higher hatching rate of the treated fish eggs is observed, with frequently an increase of 100 to 300% and even higher values being achieved. Secondly, these juvenile fish make a far more agile and more vital impression than the untreated comparison fish.
Very significant is their markedly higher survival rate which extends not only to their first few days, but virtually to their entire life cycle. This feature becomes all the more marked if all medication is dispensed with. For it is then observed that, in the first few days and weeks, the untreated control group (not exposed to an electrostatic field) is at least twice as heavily reduced by the non-artifically inhibited and naturally occurring population of pathogens as the fish that have been exposed to treatment with an electric field.
In addition, the treated fish, while receiving identical feeding, grow in weight and size far faster and reach adulthood significantly earlier, and hence can be transferred to natural waters or are available for marketing as edible or ornamental fish. Further, no deleterious changes in the progeny of these treated fish are observed. On the contrary, a certain element of the vitality seems to be transferable to the progeny.
The Basel-based chemical giant, sells agricultural products at about 22 billion Swiss Francs annually (late 1980's)...
Statement Press Office, Ciba-Geigy:
"Ciba has given up by now all these studies, there have been no further scientific work undertaken in this area because they can not be assigned to one of the priority research areas of the company. For this reason, the research industry in many, many interesting approaches in exploratory projects will be dropped. "
We have studied that the influence of D.C. electric field on plant growth. This paper reports the effect of the D.C. electric field on seed germination and weight change. Raphanus sativus longipinnatus 〈daikon radish〉 and Arabidopsis thaliana 〈thale-cress〉 were tested. The results are following: (a) The application of D.C. electric field improves the seed germination rate in daikon radish and thale-cress. (b) The D.C. electric field increases the length and the weight of daikon radish. (c) The D.C. electric field encourages the consumption of substances which is stored in the seed of daikon radish.
Originally posted by talklikeapirat
In these experiments the seeds and eggs were briefly exposed to an eletrostatic field, a high voltage field without any flowing current.
For electrostatic treatment of the seeds we shall employ a conventional flat condenser setup similar to that show on Figure 3. The condenser will be attached to a DC high-‐ voltage generator for precise electric field strength control. The seeds / samples will be deposited in between the condenser plates and thus immersed in uniform electric field produced by the DC power supply. The controls will be placed in a similar condenser, which, however, will not be connected to the power supply.
Or maybe grow some primordial weed
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by ChaoticOrder
If monsanto is using animal genes on plant matter to create new properties that they deem desirable, then would "devolving" a seed not bring about some rather unseemly consequences?