Editor’s Selections: Water-hogging exotic plants, fish versus fuel, and the next steps in synthetic biology

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By Vincent Racaniello

Vincent RacanielloVincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He blogs at virology blog.

  • We often think of vegetated areas as being ecologically friendly. But some exotic trees in Hawaii can use water at a rate of more than twice that of native trees.
  • Meeting US goals for biofuel production will increase nutrient run-off to the Gulf of Mexico, making it more difficult to reduce the size of the gulf’s dead zone.
  • Building new genomes: a method for modifying the complete bacterial genome in yeast, then transferring it back into the original cell.

I’ll be back next Friday with more selections.

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3 Responses to “Editor’s Selections: Water-hogging exotic plants, fish versus fuel, and the next steps in synthetic biology”

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