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Earth & Environment

Engineering plants for a changing climate

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As the climate changes, so too must the relationship between humans and the plants we use for food, medicine, tools, shelter, fuel and clothing. What, how and where we cultivate plants will change, as will the potential biotic and abiotic stresses faced by cultivated plants. This collection of articles explores engineering strategies to help us adapt plants to a changing climate, including breeding techniques, genome engineering, synthetic biology and microbiome engineering, with a focus on creating climate-resilient varieties and increasing the carbon-capture potential of croplands.

Image Credit: Plants by Joanna Clarke, CC BY 4.0

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