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New Bioplastic Helps Plants Grow

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Caption: The research team grew a California blackeye pea plant in soil enriched with its chitosan bioplastic over a three-week period -- demonstrating the material's potential to encourage plant growth once it is returned to the environment.

Credit: Harvard's Wyss Institute

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