James and the Giant Corn Genetics: Studying the Source Code of Nature

March 30, 2011

Adding to the list of surprising pineapple traits…

Filed under: Uncategorized — James @ 5:11 pm

From an article on wired:

So-called nanocellulose fibers rival Kevlar in strength but are renewable, and the researchers believe they could be widely used within a couple of years. … Pineapple may be the most promising source of nanocellulose.

Clearly we have no choice, to secure future production of incredibly light/strong/renewable/biodegradable plastics, the time has come to sequence the pineapple genome.

March 23, 2011

Is this thing still on?

Filed under: Uncategorized — James @ 4:40 pm

::cough cough::

It’s kind of dusty in here… 😉

Hi all, I know this site has been pretty dead for a long time. I hadn’t stopped writing, but a lot of that writing was re-directed into a series of scientific papers, now published. My plan is to post a series of postson these papers, but I’ve had a lot of plans to start writing again, and most of them have come to nothing, so until that happens: (more…)

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