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Plant sentinels able to detect pollution and explosives

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments27 January 2011

plant-sentinels-medford-1A group of researchers from the Colorado State University (CSU) managed to make a computer-designed detection trait work in a plant by rewiring its natural signaling process. It enables the plant to turn from green to white when chemicals are detected in the air around it or in the soil it is planted in. The… »