Nanobiotechnology: Silica breaks through in plants

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Designer nanotubes based on mesoporous silica can now penetrate the thick cell walls of plants and deliver DNA and their activators. This opens the way to precisely manipulate gene expression in plants at the single-cell level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-273
Number of pages2
JournalNature Nanotechnology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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