Fact Check: Does human saliva transfer DNA to seeds when soaked?

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Can seeds get human DNA through saliva?
No, seeds cannot get human DNA through saliva. Human DNA does not transfer to seeds through saliva or any other means. The genetic material in seeds comes from the parent plants and is passed down through their reproductive processes. Saliva might contain traces of human DNA cells from the inside of the mouth, but this does not influence the genetics or DNA of seeds in any way.

Quick Take

A spiritual speaker on social media claims that human saliva transfer DNA to seeds when soaked. In return, the earth will give fruits and vegetables that will prevent from diseases. We fact-checked and found the claim to be false.

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The Claim

In an Instagram video, spiritual speaker Patriji suggests a unique method for creating a garden. He recommends soaking the seeds in saliva for 10 minutes before planting them in the soil. Then, he advises watering these seeds after three days. He claims that growing seeds using this method will transfer DNA information to the earth through the saliva.

The video has received 118,328 likes till we last checked.

We have attached a screenshot of this post below:

Human saliva transfer DNA to seeds when soaked

Fact Check

Is it true that human saliva transfer DNA to seeds when soaked?

No. Exposing seeds to human saliva will not infuse them with DNA. Also, the idea of a personalized garden through DNA transfer from saliva is scientifically unfounded. Plants inherit their genetic material from their parent plants, not humans. While soaking seeds in water before planting can be beneficial for some varieties to soften their coats and aid germination, saliva is not necessary and might introduce harmful bacteria.

This claim is a misunderstanding of how plant genetics and DNA transfer work. Here is why:

  1. DNA molecules are large and fragile: Human saliva does not contain the genetic material in a form directly usable by plants. DNA molecules are very large and complex, and human saliva exposes them to enzymes and other substances that can degrade them, making them unusable for any kind of genetic transfer.
  2. Plant cell walls act as a barrier: Even if the DNA in saliva remained intact, it would not be able to enter the plant cells. Seeds have a tough outer coat and cell walls that protect the inner parts, including the embryo from which the plant grows. These barriers prevent any foreign material, including DNA, from simply diffusing into the plant cells.
  3. Genetic modification requires sophisticated techniques: Introducing new genetic material into plants requires sophisticated techniques like gene guns or genetic engineering protocols, not simply applying saliva. These techniques precisely target specific genes and involve complex delivery mechanisms to ensure the new DNA integrates into the plant’s genome.

Therefore, the claim that exposing seeds to human saliva infuses them with DNA is scientifically inaccurate and has no basis in reality. Instead, it is better to soak seeds in clean water for specific durations based on the type of seed.

THIP MEDIA has previously debunked many claims made by different spiritual speakers. One such claim suggests that eating ginger can instantly remove heart blockages after a heart attack. Another claim suggests that a certain drink can burn fat in just 15-20 days.

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Aditi Gangal
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Can seeds get human DNA through saliva?
No, seeds cannot get human DNA through saliva. Human DNA does not transfer to seeds through saliva or any other means. The genetic material in seeds comes from the parent plants and is passed down through their reproductive processes. Saliva might contain traces of human DNA cells from the inside of the mouth, but this does not influence the genetics or DNA of seeds in any way.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can seeds get human DNA through saliva?
No, seeds cannot get human DNA through saliva. Human DNA does not transfer to seeds through saliva or any other means. The genetic material in seeds comes from the parent plants and is passed down through their reproductive processes. Saliva might contain traces of human DNA cells from the inside of the mouth, but this does not influence the genetics or DNA of seeds in any way.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can seeds get human DNA through saliva?
No, seeds cannot get human DNA through saliva. Human DNA does not transfer to seeds through saliva or any other means. The genetic material in seeds comes from the parent plants and is passed down through their reproductive processes. Saliva might contain traces of human DNA cells from the inside of the mouth, but this does not influence the genetics or DNA of seeds in any way.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can seeds get human DNA through saliva?
No, seeds cannot get human DNA through saliva. Human DNA does not transfer to seeds through saliva or any other means. The genetic material in seeds comes from the parent plants and is passed down through their reproductive processes. Saliva might contain traces of human DNA cells from the inside of the mouth, but this does not influence the genetics or DNA of seeds in any way.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can seeds get human DNA through saliva?
No, seeds cannot get human DNA through saliva. Human DNA does not transfer to seeds through saliva or any other means. The genetic material in seeds comes from the parent plants and is passed down through their reproductive processes. Saliva might contain traces of human DNA cells from the inside of the mouth, but this does not influence the genetics or DNA of seeds in any way.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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Can seeds get human DNA through saliva?
No, seeds cannot get human DNA through saliva. Human DNA does not transfer to seeds through saliva or any other means. The genetic material in seeds comes from the parent plants and is passed down through their reproductive processes. Saliva might contain traces of human DNA cells from the inside of the mouth, but this does not influence the genetics or DNA of seeds in any way.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can seeds get human DNA through saliva?
No, seeds cannot get human DNA through saliva. Human DNA does not transfer to seeds through saliva or any other means. The genetic material in seeds comes from the parent plants and is passed down through their reproductive processes. Saliva might contain traces of human DNA cells from the inside of the mouth, but this does not influence the genetics or DNA of seeds in any way.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can seeds get human DNA through saliva?
No, seeds cannot get human DNA through saliva. Human DNA does not transfer to seeds through saliva or any other means. The genetic material in seeds comes from the parent plants and is passed down through their reproductive processes. Saliva might contain traces of human DNA cells from the inside of the mouth, but this does not influence the genetics or DNA of seeds in any way.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can seeds get human DNA through saliva?
No, seeds cannot get human DNA through saliva. Human DNA does not transfer to seeds through saliva or any other means. The genetic material in seeds comes from the parent plants and is passed down through their reproductive processes. Saliva might contain traces of human DNA cells from the inside of the mouth, but this does not influence the genetics or DNA of seeds in any way.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Can seeds get human DNA through saliva?
No, seeds cannot get human DNA through saliva. Human DNA does not transfer to seeds through saliva or any other means. The genetic material in seeds comes from the parent plants and is passed down through their reproductive processes. Saliva might contain traces of human DNA cells from the inside of the mouth, but this does not influence the genetics or DNA of seeds in any way.

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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