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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.

Arabidopsis Research Round-up

13th Aug 2014

The GARNet team is now back from its conference travels after attending the International Conference on Arabidopsis Research in Vancouver two weeks ago. Charis and I then stayed in Vancouver for a few days’ holiday, but now we’re back in the office and I need to catch up on the Arabidopsis...

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How Plants Remember Winter, and Other Stories

26th Jul 2014

New research published by plant scientists from the John Innes Centre reveals a breakthrough towards understanding cellular ‘memory’. All living things experience variable environmental conditions on a daily basis. To cope, they must rapidly adapt by switching on beneficial genes, and...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

25th Jul 2014

Apologies there has been no Arabidopsis Research Round-up for a few weeks – as you may have seen on the Weeding the Gems blog, the GARNet team has been here, there and everywhere over the last few weeks, and our travelling isn’t over yet! There have been some really great papers published in...

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Scientists throw light on the mechanism of plants’ ticking clock

25th Jul 2014

Scientists from the University of York are part of an international team of researchers who have made a significant step in discovering the genetic mechanisms that plants use to fight for light.  In a study published in the journal eLife they pinpoint a protein that plays a key role in the...

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Online resource engages students with plant science

22nd Jul 2014

An online platform is helping to tackle a decline in the number of undergraduate students studying plant science. Despite the critical relevance of the subject to global priorities such as food security, the Royal Society has raised concerns that we face a looming skills gap in the area. The...

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Plants sense water in soil to grow roots in the right direction

12th Jun 2014

Scientists have discovered how the presence of even small amounts of water can influence the structure of plant roots in soil, a finding that opens up new possibilities to improve water and nutrient foraging for important food crops. Significant improvements in crop yields are urgently required to...

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