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Viewpoints: Standards for plant synthetic biology: a common syntax for exchange of DNA parts

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Patron et al. describe the need to standardize DNA parts and terminology, so that researchers and inventors can use off-the-shelf parts (they draw an analogy to the standardization of components in mechanical and electronic engineering). New Phytol. 10.1111/nph.13532

Review: Plant Synthetic Biology ($)

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Liu and Stewart provide an overview of the design cycle for plant synthetic biology, driven by engineering principles. They describe components and design tools, and give examples of the application of synthetic biology including the design of biosensors and alterations of plant metabolic pathways. Trends…