We are interested in introducing a plant chassis to the iGEM registry. Our project follows two routes. First, we are developing a plant transformation vector that meets iGEM standards. This vector will allow for the introduction of standard parts into plants. Additionally, we are developing and testing a synthetic cell penetrating peptide (CPP) to act as a macromolecule delivery vehicle. Since the membrane of the cell is impenetrable to most large molecules, the completed BioBrick could provide the registry with an agent for the delivery of diverse materials across the lipid bilayer in a variety of organisms.

Our project was not completed in time for the competition. We are continuing our work for next year.

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