Synthetic biology applies the principles of engineering to biology, helping us to design, redesign and build novel biological systems. First applied to microorganisms it has enabled the industrialscale production of beneficial, bio-based products such as pharmaceuticals, flavourings and textiles. It is now advancing to multicellular organisms. In plants, the field is still in its infancy, yet the potential for plants as light-powered, sustainable biomanufacturing platforms is tremendous.
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Feature| June 01 2019
Using synthetic biology to unleash the potential of plants
Kalyani Kallam ;
Yao-Min Cai ;
Biochem (Lond) (2019) 41 (3): 20–23.
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Kalyani Kallam, Yao-Min Cai, Peter Bickerton; Using synthetic biology to unleash the potential of plants. Biochem (Lond) 1 June 2019; 41 (3): 20–23. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BIO04103020
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