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LA BEFFA DELLE BEFFE

di Enrico Linaria
La regina delle bufale Il pi grande tonfo del giornalismo scientifico italiano

Il settimanale Panorama del 9 maggio 1983 prende per vero il pesce daprile del New Scientist del 31 marzo 1983 ed esce con un articolo demenziale proprio sul numero che contiene in esclusiva per lItalia i primi testi integrali di quei diari di Hitler poi rivelatisi un falso clamoroso. la beffa delle beffe / la regina delle bufale

Quei mattacchioni del New Scientist


Nella rubrica Monitor di quel New Scientist del 31 marzo che ha la copertina dedicata ai missili Cruise c un simpatico pesce daprile: si tratta di una metafora, piuttosto palese, per nulla nascosta, dellhamburger. Scrive il New Scientist che due ricercatori delluniversit di Hamburg, certi MacDonald e Wimpey (le due celebri catene di fast food) hanno dato vita a un ibrido mucca-pomodoro. Il riferimento ovviamente allhamburger. Oltre che con considerazioni biologiche, il New Scientist si diletta con descrizioni accurate dei metodi seguiti per ottenere librido, per la verit molto improbabili.

la beffa delle beffe / la regina delle bufale

le, have alw a liquid culture me e so familiar for examp es to- be grown in odium glutamate, cientiStS have becom col to fuse cell membran ng ethylene gly taining glucose, monos fine structure of the livi earches however, with the German res mins, sodium chloride and culture gether, The el a mixture of vita ssica (comls, that their manipulation arre achievement to a nov cel their biz extrats of Raphanus bra . Intact chromo- owe are hybridised and now appear commonplace rd). hnique in which the cells mon musta cells for genetic tec s. MacDonald and somes can be lifted out of by a heat-shock proces Using these techniques on toplasts (cells devoid of studies: plant pro e fused cells of Lycopersic Wimpey hav to grow l walls) can be persuaded Bos taurus.The their cel esculentum with cells of ch has been leits tomato painto whole plants and mu resulting hybrid grows like by grafting plant metabolism gh leathery skin. arned of rent but developes a tou le the grafting of experiments for examp shown that the mature Field trials have ers demonstrated normal foliage, tomato tops to poteto tub plant has an otherwise acity of tubers, alare pollinated only the energy storing cap although its flowers of little practical ilisation though, though the hybrid was by horseflies. After fert and tomato cells ue hybrids of potato extraordinary clumval the flowers develop ies microscopic have also been grown. ps of discus-shaped bod iting developt perhaps the most exc t these bodies are a Bu examination shows tha sophistication of ment has been in the mal protein sandwiched ture me- true hybrid of ani novel hybrid fruit. ques used to create an electrode into the cul techni Placing a thin envelope of tomato re different cell extremely short between cells from two or mo now being made by the dium and delivering an Attempts are this has been the of nanoseconds) with wheat types. One example of burst of current (a matter s to cross these hybrids c antibodies (monodifferent cell types author production of specifi y found that the two produce a wheat-tomathe efully to tumour cells and If electrodes were cells, hop not the clonals) made by fusing fused together in pairs. perhybrid. Whether or long enough, a to-cow su ersed in the solution rid could be commerlymphocytes. imm such a hyb and William r 200 C would fruits on ever Now Barry MacDonald stable temperature of ove ed is noy yet clear, how nt of Biology tains a high cially exploit ey feel that they are mpey of the Departme ched). The medium con Wi be rea ld and Wimp urg, have taken in polyunsatura- MacDona at the University of Hamb very exciting. concentration of long cha l conclusion. in some na- on to something ica ilar to those found producing meat this research to its log . ted fats, sim With the soaring costs of logist (1983, vol Cell pairs were ant Reporting in The Phyro tural vegetables products. s for cattle, the animal-pl s in creand in- and feedstuff mising future. they describe their succes placed on nutrient agar 1, p 4) removed, y well have a pro m a plant and oven. By expe- hybrids ma to dismiss this remarkating the first hybrid fro cubated in a warm (40C) ubation It would be foolish c l. h the duration of inc animal cel out of hand. rimenting wit such as those ed after only able innovation Cell fusion techniques y found that fusion occurr the lonal antibodies used in making monoc

t imal hybrid sts make the first planpoly-ana few hours, and that viable hybrids could Scienti dium conays relied on

la beffa delle beffe / la regina delle bufale

Quei bischeroni di Panorama


Eccolo quel Panorama doppia bufala con, in esclusiva per lItalia, i primi testi integrali dei diari di Hitler poi rivelatisi falsi. Nel 1983 lo storico settimanale Mondadori gi allo sfascio, non c bisogno di attendere larrivo di Berlusconi nel 1990. Ironia del destino la parola pi in evidenza sulla copertina verit.

la beffa delle beffe / la regina delle bufale

Ed ecco lo storico articolo a firma di Gianna Milano

la beffa delle beffe / la regina delle bufale

la beffa delle beffe / la regina delle bufale