Enhancing Crop Sustainability Using Automated Synthetic Biology Methodology

Dr. Andy Breakspear, from the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK, explained the objectives of the Engineering Nitrogen Symbiosis for Africa (ENSA) project and the Crop Engineering Consortium (CEC) at the Labcyte Genomics Symposium. Legumes symbiotically host nitrogen-fixing bacteria, for environmentally friendly growth, without costly fertilizers.