Sustainable Agriculture: Using Synthetic Biology to Engineer Higher Yields with Rhizobacteria

Jessica Roper


Due to increasing agricultural demand, scientists are exploring the use of synthetic biology to create a more efficient biological 3-O-MSI pathway and nitrogen fixation. Using rhizobacteria, scientists have created the first transkingdom synthetic pathway for rhizopines. These rhizopines are hypothesized to be able to be controlled by the host plant instead of the rhizobacteria. In the future, the synthetic biology can be used to create a biofertilizer to replace artificial fertilizers, increase crop yields by increasing nutrient uptake to make more sustainable agriculture. 

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