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.
SMART researchers use Raman spectroscopy for early detection of SAS, which can help farmers better monitor plant health and improve crop yields.
Nanoscale devices integrated into the leaves of living plants can detect the toxic heavy metal in real time.
Microneedles made of silk-based material can target plant tissues for delivery of micronutrients, hormones, or genes.
Carbon nanotubes embedded in leaves detect chemical signals that are produced when a plant is damaged.