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Old 01-14-2007, 01:47 PM
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Default Tobacco mosaic virus and Mold

Since it's winter and we've been hit by a colder-than-60-degrees weather (we're not used to it) and my teacher decided not to talk about the science fair project until the day we came from winter vacation, i am going to test the effect of TMV on mold. Mold is easy to grow, I do it all the time, however, accidentally. TMV, I think, can be found in tobacco and cigarettes. Tobacco-related products.

But what I want to know, is when you mash the tobacco with a mortar and pestle, how much water do you mix with the tobacco (prior to strainign) to get the virus out? Because too much might dilute the virus, but then too little might not even transfer it. I would grow plants as the transfer of the virus with plants is much more well documented, but it's too cold outside and inside. There isn't much information on this (as it seemingly has a lack of purpose in real life), so, any help?

Thank you all.
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