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Dow and DOE Grow Plants with 'Industrially Relevant' Levels of Plastics

10:36 AM MST | November 18, 2010 | Alex Scott

(scroll down for video of John Shanklin). Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Dow AgroSciences say they have engineered plants that for the first time produce “industrially-relevant” levels of compounds, known as omega-7 fatty acids, that could be used to make plastics. The technology is part of a strategy to make the ultimate ‘green’ factories using plants. Until now, making plants accumulate high levels of desired products has been an elusive goal. The research was published recently and is free-to-view in the online...

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