Thursday, August 18, 2011

UConn scientist develops sterile variety of invasive plant

Interesting article on developing sterile varieties of invasive plants for use in the horticultural industry. On one hand this is great news and would aid in removing a lot of the seed source for future infestations. However, it is worrisome, especially if the 'sterile' variety turns out not to be sterile. We've already witnessed this with Bradford pears, once thought to be completely sterile and now they are reproducing and widely escaped.

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