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Imperial College London Students Engineer Bacteria To Protect Land From Soil Erosion


A team of nine undergraduate students from Imperial College London has genetically engineered bacteria to help plants survive soil erosion and protect land from desertification. For their project, which ran over the summer 2011, they took the first prize at a regional biology student competition and came in second at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) World Championship in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.

Link to the article at the Imperial College London:

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For more information contact Ms. Nikki Kapp, the AuxIn project team leader.



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