Giant tobacco plants that stay young forever

Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology have developed a biotech longer-living tobacco plants that can grow to over six meters tall. The team "switched off" the gene that makes the plant flower, which is the cause of its typical four-month lifespan. Using the same technique, researchers are developing higher-yielding potato plants.

Source: Fraunhofer Research News, January 2, 2013

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