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Plant Sciences

Directed evolution comes to plants

Credit: 2019 KAUST A new platform for speeding up and controlling the evolution of proteins inside living plants has been developed by a KAUST-led team. Previously, this type of directed evolution system was only possible in viruses,…

Unearthing the sweet potato proteome

The sweet, starchy orange sweet potatoes are tasty and nutritious ingredients for fries, casseroles and pies. Although humans have been cultivating sweet potatoes for thousands of years, scientists still don't know much about the protein…