Harnessing Plants Initiative

Frequently Asked Questions

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Harnessing Plants Initiative - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Below you will find answers to our frequently asked questions (FAQ). For additional questions not on this page, or for more information on the Harnessing Plants Initiative, please contact: communications@salk.edu.

What is the problem you are addressing?
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What is the Harnessing Plants Initiative?
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How will you make plants store more carbon?
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What is suberin?
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If suberin is impermeable, will increasing the amount of this substance in plant roots prevent the plants from being able to absorb water?
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What are the pathways for CO2 storage (e.g., within the plant, in the ground)?
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How long will it take before we see results?
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Why is this method better than other approaches?
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Who are the Salk scientists on the project and why are they qualified to do this work?
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Who is the project lead?
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Who has donated to this project and how much?
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Why does this project need my support?
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Are any other groups working on projects like this? If so, how can we ensure that efforts are not siloed?
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Why should I support the Harnessing Plants Initiative?
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