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With so much going on in the world of Arabidopsis research, you can now stay up-to-date with all the latest news, discoveries and find out what is happening in the wider plant science community.

Rothamsted Wheat Trial

1st Feb 2017

In exciting news a trial of transgenic wheat has been given the all clear to commence at the Rothamsted Research facility. These modifed wheat have been shown to have improved photosynthesis in lab and glasshouse conditions and now Defra have given permission for a field trial to begin. This will...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: January 26th

26th Jan 2017

The papers that feature in this weeks Research Roundup touch on different aspects of research conducted in Arabidopsis. Firstly Alastair McCormick (University of Edinburgh) uses Arabidopsis as a tool to study the factors that control the activity of Rubisco. Secondly Vinod Kumar (John Innes Centre)...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: January 17th

17th Jan 2017

Todays Arabidopsis Research Roundup includes some excellent examples of UK labs engaged in collaborative work with researchers from around the globe. However first up is a study solely from the John Innes Centre, led by Vinod Kumar, that investigates the role of PIF4 during the thermosensory...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: January 11th

11th Jan 2017

The first Arabidopsis Research Roundup of 2017 includes a wide range of studies that use our favourite model organism. Firstly Kerry Franklin (University of Bristol) is the corresponding author on a paper that describes the complex interaction between the responses to sunlight and heat. Secondly...

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BBSRC Funding for Rice Research

7th Jan 2017

The BBSRC announced has funded for 13 projects that involve research with the overall aim of improving productivity in rice. This comes from a Newton Fund funding call that underpins the UK-China-Thailand-Philippines-Vietnam Sustainable Rice Programme. It is gratifying to see that many applicants...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: December 29th

29th Dec 2016

The final Research Roundup of 2016 includes two papers that take different strategies toward the ultimate aim of crop improvement and use Arabidopsis as a tool for their initial discoveries. Firstly Christine Raines (University of Essex) uses a transgenic approach to upregulate enzymes of the...

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