Modified plant clears up deadly water toxin

SciDev.Net: Plants may be a useful tool in clearing water of harmful toxins produced by blue-green algae, new research indicates. Some blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) -- which grow in warm, nutrient-rich waters -- produce toxins that can severely damage the liver or nervous system. The effects of the toxins range from a mild illness to rapid death. They can remain in water supplies after the algae have been killed. A team at St George's Medical School, part of the UK-based University of ......

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