Friday, February 25, 2011

Tobacco Plant Helps Detect explosives

 So the next time you travel, you may not only have to have a body scan, you may also have to walk by planters full of Nicotiana!  Dr. June Medford of Colorado State University published a recent study in the journal PlosONE detailing her team's work with the tobacco plant to help detect explosives.  They have engineered the plant to turn from green to yellow when it detects explosives in the air.

Read the whole story here!