Could Houseplants Keep Tabs on the Health of Your Home?

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Could Houseplants Keep Tabs on the Health of Your Home?

Postby ajsuff » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:25 am

............................ from the Smithsonian ..........................

Researchers at the University of Tennessee look at the possibility of using plants as biosensors to detect dangers like mold or radon

A new article in Science from University of Tennessee researchers details the possibilities, in conceptual terms, of using genetically engineered plants to monitor our home environments. “The idea is to engineer houseplants, your little green friends, to tell you about what’s going on in your house in a non-threatening way,” says Neal Stewart, a professor of plant sciences who led the research.

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