GreenTracker| Scientists at Purdue University have saved a dying plant with a human protein. The aminopeptidase M1 protein, or APM1, is critical for root development in plants. Horticulture research assistant professor Wendy Peer inserted a human protein IRAP and also saved the dying plant.
Beyond the poetry of people DNA saving plants and vice versa, practical aplications of the discovery could assist in medical research on human disease that’s hampered by concerns over inhumane treatment of animals.
In some cases, plants could become a substitute for animals in medical research. via Science Daily.