Producing Human Proteins From Plant Roots
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Francois is a research scientist at the Université de Picardie Jules Verne.

                       

Producing Human Proteins From Plant Roots

Rhizobium rhizogenes is a bacterium that infects wounded plant stems. The infection results in the development of roots at the wound site (figure 1). These roots differ from normal plant roots by not growing towards the soil and by carrying many root hairs, hence their name of "hairy roots" (HRs). HRs can be cut off an infected plant and grown in a liquid culture medium in flasks or in Petri dishes (figure 2). Unlike other plant tissues which are grown in...

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