The Multiplanetary Future of Plant Synthetic Biology

@inproceedings{Llorente2018TheMF,
  title={The Multiplanetary Future of Plant Synthetic Biology},
  author={Briardo Llorente and Thomas C Williams and Hugh D. Goold},
  booktitle={Genes},
  year={2018}
}
The interest in human space journeys to distant planets and moons has been re-ignited in recent times and there are ongoing plans for sending the first manned missions to Mars in the near future. In addition to generating oxygen, fixing carbon, and recycling waste and water, plants could play a critical role in producing food and biomass feedstock for the microbial manufacture of materials, chemicals, and medicines in long-term interplanetary outposts. However, because life on Earth evolved… CONTINUE READING

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