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Plant Cell Engineering

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Plant Cell Engineering

CD Biosynsis provides comprehensive plant cell engineering services to facilitate the cutting-edge research of synthetic biology researchers around the world.

Introduction to Plant Cell Engineering

In addition to being an important source of proteins, fatty acids, carbohydrates, and other critical primary metabolites, plants can also produce a series of secondary metabolites that are valuable for medicine and industry. Although plants have largely been unexploited, they offer great potential for synthetic biology. The understanding of plant biology has made engineering plant morphology and function possible.

The primary goal of synthetic biology is to create new biological systems, including plants and plant cells. Techniques that can be used to modify DNA sequences within plant cells, such as the use of sequence-specific nucleases to precisely engineer genomes, are required to realize the full potential of plant synthetic biology. Cell engineering provides great potential for plant synthetic biology. Plant cell engineering systems are useful for a variety of purposes, from producing bioproducts for industrial and therapeutic applications to reducing crop losses by altering cell responses to pathogens or climate change.

Figure 1. Engineering cell walls for human health and industrial applications. (Burton R A & Fincher G B., 2014)Figure 1. Engineering cell walls for human health and industrial applications. (Burton R A & Fincher G B., 2014)

Applications of Plant Cell Engineering in Synthetic Biology

  • Biofuel and bioproducts
  • Paper production
  • Biosensors
  • Plant-produced therapeutics and vaccines
  • Agriculture and food security

Service Offering

CD Biosynsis provides our customers with comprehensive and high-quality plant cell engineering services using our powerful synthetic biology toolbox to fully meet their requirements. Our services include but not limited to the following:

Plant Genome Engineering

Transgenic techniques have been applied to plant synthetic biology in the early stage. Precise gene editing technologies can not only alter DNA sequences, but also change gene expression levels. CD Biosynsis provides state-of-the-art plant genome engineering techniques to achieve precise insertion of DNA into plant genomes, elimination or adjustment of host sequences, and control of host or nonhost gene transcription.

Plant Cell Wall Engineering

Plant cell walls are composed of complex and simple biopolymers, such as cellulose, hemicellulose, pectin, and lignin. A variety of synthetic biology strategies have been developed for engineering plant cell walls. CD Biosynsis provides professional plant cell wall engineering services to help promote the revolution in the fields of biofuels, biomaterials, chemicals, and medicine.

CD Biosynsis has developed a comprehensive portfolio of plant cell engineering services for synthetic biology research and applications. We are fully committed to providing our customers with tailored solutions to help them overcome the challenges in synthetic biology and bring diverse creative ideas to fruition.

If you are interested in our services, please contact us for more details.


  1. Burton R A & Fincher G B. Plant cell wall engineering: applications in biofuel production and improved human health. Current opinion in biotechnology, 2014, 26: 79-84.
  2. Wright R C & Nemhauser J. Plant synthetic biology: quantifying the "known unknowns" and discovering the "unknown unknowns". Plant Physiology, 2019, 179(3): 885-893.
Please note that all services are for research use only. Not intended for any clinical use.

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