Plants That Can "Sniff" For Explosives?

Professor June Medford and her team in the Department of Biology at Colorado State University enabled a computer-designed detection trait to work in a plant by rewiring its natural signaling process so that the plant turns from green to white when chemicals are detected in air or soil. This work, an important step in a long process, could eventually be used for a wide range of applications such as security in airports or shopping malls, or monitoring for pollutants such as radon in a home.

Provided by Colorado State University

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