Mary Gehring is using her background in plant epigenetics to grow climate-resilient crops.
The material could pave the way for sustainable plastics.
The Raman spectroscopy-based method enables early detection and quantification of pathogens in plants, to enhance plant disease management.
MIT professors Dave Des Marais and Caroline Uhler combine plant biology and machine learning to identify genetic roots of plant responses to environmental stress.
SMART nanosensors are safer and less tedious than existing techniques for testing plants’ response to compounds such as herbicides.
Engineered plant nanosensors and portable Raman spectroscopy will help enable sustainable practices in traditional and urban agriculture.
MIT researchers grow structures made of wood-like plant cells in a lab, hinting at the possibility of more efficient biomaterials production.