A new planet
Thomas Louveau, John Innes Centre
A dried plant extract in a round flask taken from behind on a dark background. The extraction is part of the purification process of new-to-nature metabolites produced by synthetic biology approaches. The new metabolic pathway has been engineered in a plant called Nicotiana benthamiana, a relative of tobacco, by scientists at the John Innes Centre on the Norwich Research Park who are studying natural products.