Revolutionizing agriculture with synthetic biology

Eleanore T Wurtzel*, Claudia E. Vickers, Andrew D Hanson, A Harvey Millar, Mark Cooper, Kai P Voss-Fels, Pablo Ivan Nikel, Tobias J. Erb

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Synthetic biology is here to stay and will transform agriculture if given the chance. The huge challenges facing food, fuel and chemical production make it vital to give synthetic biology that chance-notwithstanding the shifts in mindset, training and infrastructure investment this demands. Here, we assess opportunities for agricultural synthetic biology and ways to remove barriers to their realization.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Plants
Pages (from-to)1207–1210
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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