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Need help finding old scientific study

 
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This may be completely out there, and may have been total new age mumbo jumbo, but I need help finding an old article of scientific study.
Sometime within the past 15-20(maybe longer) years I read about a particular way of treating germinating seeds to affect genetic qualities. I cannot remember exactly, but I remember this particular method of treatment involving waves of some kind. I want to say it was using particular harmonic notes with a tuning fork, but it could have been electromagnetic as well. Anyhow, the claim was that this would "unlock ancient super-genes" or something to that effect. One example I remember in particular was corn that would grow 12 feet tall and have up to 24 ears per plant.

Anyhow, I remember almost immediately trying to revisit this article and not being able to find it. I was a kid at the time, and this has stuck around in the back of my mind the rest of my life.
Since I am finally at a point in my life where I could try to re-create this, it would be very nice to be able to find this again.

I know it sounds too good to be true, and may have been featured somewhere like the weekly world news, but I figured it was worth a shot.

Any help will be appreciated, and if this is the wrong forum for this, please feel free to move it where it should be.

Thanks!!
 
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Gamma Ray and X-Ray is used. But chemicals are used more widely.
 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutation_breeding
 
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I found an article relating to the subject matter, but the article appears to be more recent and not decades old.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5526260/ -The effect of frequency-specific sound signals on the germination of maize seeds



 
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S Bengi wrote:Gamma Ray and X-Ray is used. But chemicals are used more widely.
 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutation_breeding



Yes, what I read about would have involved mutation breeding! It was exposing the seeds to something, which I think was a particular harmonic frequency.

I think this may actually be enough for me to get started on. Thanks!
 
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James Freyr wrote:I found an article relating to the subject matter, but the article appears to be more recent and not decades old.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5526260/ -The effect of frequency-specific sound signals on the germination of maize seeds


Thank you. This is not quite it, but it was an interesting read nonetheless. This also explains why seed scarring helps germination rates.


 
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