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Apr 15, 2010

GM Tobacco Cleans Up Water Toxins

"A team at St George's Medical School, part of the UK-based University of London, has modified tobacco plants to secrete antibodies from the roots that then bind to microcystin-LR — the most common cyanobacteria toxin in water — rendering it harmless."

For more see: Davies, Justine, "Modified Plant Clears Up Deadly Toxin," SciDev.com, 15 April 2010.

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