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The wonder of Chinese scientists, experimented with the help of bio-engineering. Tobacco Plant Engineered to Produce Cocaine in Its Leaves

By Ankit Sharma - December 3, 2022

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Cocaine is usually extracted from the coca plant.

Cocaine has been used as a medicine for centuries. However, some people start getting intoxicated by taking it in excess. In such a situation, this substance becomes as dangerous as any drug. Although cocaine is extracted from the coca plant, recently scientists have been able to make it from tobacco leaves.

This feat has been done by the researchers of Kunming Institute of Botany, China. The process of turning tobacco leaves into cocaine is quite complicated. Besides cocaine, these leaves have been put to good use.

First know, what is cocaine?
Cocaine is a type of organic molecule that belongs to the class of tropane alkaloids. It is extracted from such plants, which are completely vegetarian. Man increased their yield according to his needs. In ancient times, coca leaves were chewed and used as an energy booster. Today it is given to patients as anesthesia.

Cocaine made by bio-engineering
Scientists inserted 6 genes of cocaine into tobacco plant. Through this, cocaine was made from the engineered tobacco plant. This gave scientists a rough idea of ​​how this drug is made. The pharma industry will benefit from the new technology. It will be easy to make cocaine related drugs. With this, researchers will get information about more compounds related to cocaine and will get a chance to do research on them.

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Ankit Sharma

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