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Old 01-15-2010, 08:36 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Bananas Brindando Re: Grafting Bananas by the Insistent Banana Grower - Mauro

Originally Posted by damaclese View Post
i was reading every ones new post and it occurred to me that perhaps and this is speculation on my part that if a specific gene or grouping of gene produce certain chemical environments with in the specified plant then this in and of its self creates a growth environment specific to this plant. if a new grope of cells were introduced in to the donors chemical environment at least on a superficial Level those cells would be affected to some degree in there metabolic and growth patterns would be altered.

for example. one could expect changes to leaf shape or fruit yields timing of fruiting and onset of offspring initiation could also be affected either positively or negatively. as i said this is speculation but it dose have a ring of logic to it.

there have been many studies done on both plant and animal cells where by the specific cells were subjected to altered chemical environments. this is the bases for drug studs. applying chemicals to a cell or group of cells and then analyzing how that cell reacts to the new environment. there are almost always some changes.

for example one mite expect to see timing rates change, cell wall densities changing + or -, slowing or speeding of metalization rates of reproduction and so on and so forth.

it stands to reason that if this graft is made. there is some effect of chemical transfer even if its only in the regions just adjacent to the graft its self. thees cells along the graft will behave inherently differently then the cells that are more distant from the graft. i would think this effect would relate to total cell volume. so there for the younger the graft the grater the effect on the organism in totality. whether this changes either plants life cycle remains to be seen. but i think it imprudent to put forth the supposition that there is no affect this is contrary to logic.

I hope this makes sens. being dyslexic makes thees concepts extremely hard for me to convey coherently.
Paulo, thank you for sharing your point of view. Lately, the president of my company said that the The days of the Big Three car makers are gone. Now we are at the age or era of the Small Hundreds. It is really wonderful that we can share and discuss our ideas and point of views from the four corners of the earth through the internet. I am not an expert in Botany. I am just a small guy who likes plants. Many people have asked me why graft banana plants? There is no meaning, no reason to do it. I started to think about it and then I remembered. I was quite surprised when I came to live in Okinawa and met an American family who had the skill to can a lot of vegetables including tomatoes. My family knew nothing about it. I asked myself why don't we have such skill? Then later on I understood why Brazilians didn't care to learn how to can or preserve vegetables. There is no need if you have fresh vegetables all year round. Brazil is a tropical and subtropical country, no cold winter. I think if I lived in a tropical country and grew bananas naturally I wouldn't care to graft them either. But as I live in a cold country, now, I have the urge to find a way to grow them here. I think I was lucky to find the musa basjoo to use as a root stock for my graftings. I can't prove anything yet, but one thing I can tell you, I do a lot of thinking and the messages you write to me give me a lot of inspiration and support. Maybe the friendship we build discussing the subject is more important than the experiment itself. I am counting on your comments. Thank you.
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