Heat treatment for mosaic virus

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Thu, 09 May 2013 11:33:14 PDT
On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 11:19 AM, DAVID ROSS <davidross350@btinternet.com> wrote:
> Has anyone ever experimented with microwaves as the heat would be in the centre - I don't think a domestic one would be controllable enough but anyone with a laboratory might be able to control the temp to only 46 degrees C.  I don't know what other effects this would have but might be worth a go.

The Biological Imaging Facility at UC Berkeley has a custom tweaked
microwave that could heat samples to certain temperatures. Since
microwaves heat samples much quicker and deeper than an oven, I think
it would drastically reduce the amount of time necessary to treat the
bulbs. I don't think a large bulb would work as well though.


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