Nov 23, 2023

PhD student engineers potato plant that sniffs out nuclear radiations

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The bioengineered potato plant provides a reliable indicator of potentially hazardous radiation levels without requiring complicated sensor machines or monitoring methods.


Referred to as a phytosensor, it is a type of sensor or detector that detects certain compounds or environmental conditions by using plants (phyto-meaning plant).

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