A GM plant that cleans indoor air

Researchers have genetically modified a common indoor plant, pothos ivy, to remove pollutants inside the house, according to a new study. They put modified plant and normal pothos ivy in glass tubes and added either benzene or chloroform gas into each tube. They found that the concentration of either gas did not change for normal plants. However, for the modified plants, the concentration of chloroform dropped by 82%, and it was almost undetectable by day six.

Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/this-plant-can-clean-indoor-air/article25793545.ece

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