October 26, 2021

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Manipulating plant genes…through grafting!

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If you plant a seed from your orange, you might have to wait as long as 15 years to get a tree with fruit, which is kind of a bummer for the impatient types among us. Fortunately, there’s an age-old trick called grafting that can shorten that wait. And grafting do all kinds of other things, as well.

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