>Comment: I can't prove it just from this article, but this material sounds
>very much like it was bred by traditional methods, not Genetic Manipulation.
In response to:
>ARS Releases New Soybean Disease Defenses
>ARS News Service
>Agricultural Research Service, USDA
>Tara Weaver-Missick, (301) 504-1619, firstname.lastname@example.org
>August 26, 1999
>A new soybean variety and a germplasm line that fight off some major crop
>diseases have been released by Agricultural Research Service scientists. ARS
>is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief research agency.
>Research geneticist Jeffrey M. Tyler of ARS' Crop Genetics and Production
>Research Unit in Stoneville, Miss., developed the new variety, called
>Bolivar, in cooperation with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry
> Experiment Station, Mississippi State, Miss.
Lon, you anticipated my question. Some of these ARS releases are
fuzzy on that point. Is that a trend, in your experience, in this
particular information source--to gloss over that? Do we have any
evidence that it's a deliberate trend, or just sloppy reportage?
My guess was that "germplasm line" meant a bred line, not a spliced one.
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