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- Introducing iGEM UIUC
- Rob and Rubisco: directed evolution of photosynthesis
- The promise and perils of synthetic biology
- The Era of Editing
- CRISPR for future food
- Plants Developed by New Genetic Modification Techniques—Comparison of Existing Regulatory Frameworks in the EU and Non-EU Countries
- Careers in Plant Synthetic Biology Part I: Introducing the modern steam mill
- Careers in Plant Synthetic Biology Part II: Computational Synthetic Biology
- Careers in Plant Synthetic Biology Part III: Using and Running a DNA Foundry
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- Synthetic Biology: Improving Photosynthesis
- CRISPR-DERIVED PLANT RESISTANCE TO RNA VIRUSES
- A metabolic bypass increases crop productivity
- MANIPULATION OF PHOTORESPIRATION H-PROTEIN LEADS TO INCREASED BIOMASS IN TOBACCO PLANTS
- The Sainsbury Laboratory Golden Gate Cloning Tutorial
- Plant genetic editing – a green synbio future?
- Rise of The Plant Machines
- From Plough to Pipette – Tools for Crop Development
- Plant SynBio: Feynman and Flowers
Plant genetic editing – a green synbio future?
Synthetic biology certainly includes plants, but the field of plant synthetic biology is less developed compared to model heterotrophs or mammalian applications. But plants are important, too important in fact. A recent PNAS paper estimates the amount of global biomass and the contributions of different taxa, and plants are by far the largest contributors to global biomass and dominate terrestrial ecosystems. The last few years’ developments have promised to make plant synthetic biology more approachable, and the interest of plant researchers in synthetic biology is growing, as reflected by the plant synthetic biology conferences and special issues in plant journals. In this post [PLOS Synbio] former editor Steven Burgess and Iulia Gherman, share their thoughts on the present and future of plant synthetic biology.
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