Using field-grown chloroplast-engineered tobacco to produce high-value proteins
I was part of a collaboration that grew chloroplast-engineered tobacco plants in field trials to test the suitability of using these plants to produce high-value proteins. Our work was published in Nature Plants earlier this month and I’m very excited to share the end product. Check out the paper at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-019-0467-z.
Our work has also been featured in the Cornell Chronicle (https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/07/designer-plants-one-step-closer-growing-low-cost-medical-industrial-proteins) and in an article on Popular Science’s website (https://www.popsci.com/tobacco-plants-make-cheap-laundry/).