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Engineered plants could produce raw material for plastics

By Damir Beciri
15 November 2010

john-shanklin-plastics-from-plantsIn a first step toward achieving industrial-scale green production, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators at Dow AgroSciences reported engineering a plant that produces industrially relevant levels of compounds that could potentially be used to make plastics. The research is reported online in Plant Physiology, and will appear… »