Editor’s Selections: Water-hogging exotic plants, fish versus fuel, and the next steps in synthetic biologySeptember 25th, 2009 Editor's Selections 3 Comments
Vincent 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.