|Justin Salibrici and Clay Backus made the first attempts to
isolate these cells. Chris Gowdy got the procedure to work,
deMilt greatly improved it. Brian Fritz, and, of course Jeremy and Raymond, shown above,
refined it further. Jeremy later developed a method that produces far more intact,
living biforine idioblasts, at less cost and in much less time.
However, all mesophyll die in this procedure.
Our ability to
isolate living mesophyll and living biforines is the foundation for
many of our other projects, so this has been one of the most
important projects we have undertaken.