Merging biology with electricity could help us control and direct the growth of crops and trees, or even grow computers in plants
The experiment opens the door for electronics that can plug into plants. Living tissues are known to be conductive – with living slime moulds already finding their way into gadgets – and plants are no exception. Propositions dreamed up by scientists include photosynthesis-powered fuel cells and crops that keep tabs on their own physiological properties.
Source : New Scientist