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Antifrost bacteria: so far, so good.

Antifrost bacteria: So far, so good

Preliminary results from the first authorized outdoor releaseof genetically altered bacteria in the United States are promising, say scientists. On April 24, researchers at Advanced Genetic Sciences, Inc. (AGS) in Oakland, Calif., sprayed a test plot of strawberry plants in a nearby town with Pseudomonas syringae, which had been changed to retard ice crystal formation (SN: 5/2/87, p.277). Scientists say that data from the test, completed last week, show the bacteria were not found outside the test area--a possibility that has stirred controversy --which will be monitored for at least three months. Also, the P. syringae lowered the freezing temperature of the plants an average of 2|. Some plants had been subjected to freezing temperatures in a laboratory.
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