Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Duckweed genome sequencing has global implications

Who knew?
From PhysOrg:
Three plant biologists at Rutgers' Waksman Institute of Microbiology are obsessed with duckweed, a tiny aquatic plant with an unassuming name. Now they have convinced the federal government to focus its attention on duckweed's tremendous potential for cleaning up pollution, combating global warming and feeding the world....MORE
Much as I hate to admit it, this is the story I was reaching for: