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Plug-and-play bioinspired seed coatings

Bioinspired, biodegradable seed coatings delivering plant growth promoting bacteria, osmolytes, and carbon sources provide a new tool to grow crops under the abiotic stressors accompanying climate change and marginalized soils.

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Britt, D.W. Plug-and-play bioinspired seed coatings. Nat Food 2, 456–457 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-021-00325-6

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