DNA studies

Blee811@aol.com Blee811@aol.com
Fri, 28 Nov 2003 04:56:37 PST
In a message dated 11/28/2003 5:35:10 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
akennedy@cix.co.uk writes:

> Bill Lee was enquiring about costs and timing associated with the tests.  
> As this research is pretty leading edge in terms of cultivar 
> identification it is not cheap and we are talking significant 4 figure 
> sums.  However as and when the processes become more common in practice 
> costs will drop..  Chemicals and man hours are the main cost components.

Thanks, Allen. Under $10,000 sounds very reasonable to me. The American 
Daffodil Society was funding a similar study on narcissus species until one of the 
researchers changed direction and dropped out. We were looking at higher costs 
than that, but they were also reasonable because they included the costs of 
collecting the samples. 

This DNA research is an incredible tool for straightening out what we think 
we know about different genera.
Bill Lee

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