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  1. #1 Coriolis though, might determin where the plant grew? 
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    Given that their twist is caused by wind in the past, making it evolve into a certain structure to get the most sunlight, one would think that this would establish where they grew, all sets of chromosones, that is.
    Given that, perhaps you could alter wine plants coriolis dna, to fit the organism better? Surely, that wouldn't be a too disgusting genetical change? We could simply make an aerodynamic evaluation of the area and then find the twist most fit to it.


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    Doubtful at best.

    While it may be true that the rotational direction of a plant may help the plant in some way, a lot of other factors come into play when determining if a plant will be successful or not. Simply changing a plant's DNA to make it twist like another, won't ensure it will grow successfully in another environment. There's still water, light, and soil conditions to consider, not to mention threats from plant eaters, diseases, weather, and ground chemicals.

    The effects of a plant growing left-wards vs right-wards probably has little if any effect, and certainly only while the plant is just starting to grow. Once established, the direction of twist will become even less important.


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    Yes, true true. But the coriolis gene of the plant probably wont change the taste as much as the others.

    That is a good thing right? who knows, the benefits might be exponential. ^2 or 3 perhaps 4.

    It's like game damage multipliers: if health genes races the plants efficiency allready with perhaps 250% or so. It's almost useless to better it, takes to much of the taste. Coriolis might on that be seen as a 1% "critical hit" without any other effect on the plant what so ever. So you have initially 350% efficiency all in all, and then you multiply with 1-4% and you get 3.5-14% extra efficiency.

    Or perhaps you don't agree?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeavingQuietly
    Or perhaps you don't agree?
    I think it is very difficult to agree with statements that:
    1) Have no evidence to support them.
    2) Are poorly thought out.
    3) Fly in the face of two centuries of investigation by tens of thousands of biologists, geneticists, biochemists, botanists, etc

    [Thanks to Wolf for attempting to bring some rigour to the topic.]

    Moved to pseudo-science.

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    Oooh....JUDGEMENT!!!

    Let's all email those folks who wrote that essay and send them little four letter words that start with B and end with UNK...
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    Wolf, you make no sence. Call the doctor if it continues.
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