0000-0002-6828-1000 Researchers from Australia recently reported a novel way to study a key enzyme in photosynthesis and carbon fixation. Using directed evolution, they opened the way to greater crop productivity. By Steven J Burgess
0000-0002-6828-1000 Yesterday (25 July), the Court of Justice of the European Union made a ruling that surprised many: organisms obtained by targeted mutagenesis techniques are considered in all aspects GM organisms and are subject to
Nowadays, the most important challenges to society are providing food, energy and other materials from limited natural resources. Plant Synthetic Biology has sprouted as the revolutionary method to solve these problems by designing and developing
In part 3 of our series on plant synthetic biology, Orlando de Lange (@SeaGreenODL) of The New Leaf blog introduces how synbio approaches are being used to develop novel disease resistant crops, overcoming some of the
In part 2 of our plant synthetic biology series we teamed up with Cameron Tout of the Legume Laboratory blog to introduce some of the tools of plant synbio and how these are being applied to agriculture.
Legume laboratory discusses a recent effort to introduce an algal carbon concentration mechanism into higher plants for improved photosynthetic efficiency. Source: Fast-Tracked Photosynthesis We have previously written on the topic of increasing the efficiency of
Syn3.0, the minimal free-living organism with a 531 kb, 473-gene synthetic genome, recently designed and built at the J. Craig Venter Institute, inspired significant excitement and speculation within the biology community. The work itself represented a technical tour-de-force of