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Clone Groups in the Phylos Galaxy

We just released a new version of the Phylos Galaxy that includes two significant updates: Clone Groups and Variety Panels. The result is an easier navigation experience and more information about each sample and the grower who submitted them. Previously, all the cuttings from one variety were shown as nodes on the Galaxy. Even though they’re genetically identical clonal samples, they have very small differences between them and were rarely…

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy of Cannabis Strains

Used to be, once a year, every year, they’d show us a short film in junior high math classes. Which was the only day of math I ever enjoyed, because The Powers of Ten, directed by design legends Ray and Charles Eames in 1977, was and remains the most brilliant illustration of magnitude I’ve ever seen. Year after year, each time they plowed that honkin’ old gray projector cart in…

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Gene Wars: The genetic landscape may be about to change dramatically and affect growers everywhere.

Where will you source the marijuana cultivars you intend to grow? Given that there are thousands of cultivars available today, with many more to come, do you know where they have come from and how you will utilize them? Many fail to recognize the importance of genetic diversity. However, genetic diversity is why not all seeds are created equal. Therefore, the clones, seeds and tissue cultures produced from different cultivars…

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Phylos Bioscience Startup Made a 3-D Interactive Map of Almost 1,000 Marijuana Strains

Most people come face-to-face with marijuana strains in dispensaries, on a forum or from a dealer, but what if they could scroll through about 1,000 strains and their “statistical relationships” through a three-dimensional graphic? On Wednesday, Oregon startup Phylos Bioscience is releasing such a tool, called Galaxy, online in collaboration with New York’s American Museum of Natural History, according to the New York Times. Described on its website as “a 3-D…

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The Clone Wars

Written by Mowgli Holmes, PhD  Today, most commercially available cannabis is grown from clones rather than seeds. Cloning is the process whereby a grower takes cuttings from a mature plant and roots them, allowing them to grow into new plants that are genetically identical to their “mother” plant. Most important agricultural crops are either grown from seeds or by cloning—but rarely by both methods. It’s yet another curiosity of the…

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The Man Mapping the Marijuana Genome is Changing the Weed Game

Because he’s a scientist, not a back-slapping venture capitalist, Mowgli Holmes loathes using the term networking to describe even the portion of his job that entails shaking hands in the cannabis industry. But it was networking that brought the chief scientific officer of Phylos Bioscience in Portland, Oregon, to Las Vegas in November 2014 to attend the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo—and to smoke a massive joint with one of…

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