Image of the Day: Double Dose

Scientists engineered the Artemisia annua plant to produce twice the normal amount of artemisinin, the main component in many malaria treatments.

The Scientist Staff

Artemisia annua produces artemisinin in its microscopic hairs CRAG

(See L. Matías-Hernández et al., “AaMYB1 and its orthologue AtMYB61 affect terpene metabolism and trichome development in Artemisia annua and Arabidopsis thaliana,” The Plant Journal, doi:10.1111/tpj.13509, 2017.)

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