Altered Tobacco Plants Can Suck Up Pond Scum

Altered Tobacco Plants Can Suck Up Pond Scum

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algae-pond.jpgPond scum is a type of algae that makes water unsafe for drinking, swimming, fishing or watering crops. It’s a big problem in the developing world, and algal blooms are becoming more common.

Now, genetically engineered tobacco plants could offer a solution. The tobacco’s powers came from implanted genes that produce antibody proteins, which bind to toxins and make them less dangerous.

The technique could be an efficient way to clean up all sorts of environmental pollutants.

(READ More in Discovery News)

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