Time to DNA-test strawberries

Anyone know if there exist cheap machines for counting chromosomes and analyze strawberry dna? Or some students who have time to do a few dusin tests?

The reason I ask is that now that the strawberry season starts here in Norway people are trying to lure us with important berries, yet selling them as “Norwegian strawberries”.

Sweden also have this problem but they’ve hired some experts to find the swindlers but Norway does not have any plans fighting it.

Just curious. I want to find out where the strawberries came from, and wondered if it would be possible to have dna-database for Norwegian strawberry-producers.

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

1 Response

  1. Jessica Asp. says:

    Jordbær er som SEX, smaker best når det ikke nytes for ofte. Senga Segana er mine favoritt bær men det var i gamle dager. Nå er de både klonet, hormonisert og overgjødslet så alt smaker likt, syntes jeg da. Skal de nå til å DNA-teste dem også så vet man aldri hva resultatet blir, kanskje en masse farskapssaker og overkåte gubber som påstår at de muligens er faren til et jordbær.

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