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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

22nd Apr 2014

This week we have four new papers for you to digest, including new research from the Bruce lab at the University of York, and collaborative work involving the Universities of Glasgow, Cambridge, Aberystwyth and Rothamsted Research.   Gunning V, Tzafestas K, Sparrow H, Johnston EJ,...

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For Cells, Internal Stress Leads to Unique Shapes

22nd Apr 2014

From far away, the top of a leaf looks like one seamless surface; however, up close, that smooth exterior is actually made up of a patchwork of cells in a variety of shapes and sizes. Interested in how these cells individually take on their own unique forms, Caltech biologist Elliot Meyerowitz,...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

16th Apr 2014

Apologies that there has been no Arabidopsis Research Round-up for a couple of weeks; it has been a busy time for the GARNet team! Firstly we visited the University of Reading for the Monogram Annual Meeting, then we were off to York for PlantSci 2014, where we launched our report on Synthetic...

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Plants evolve ways to control embryo growth and development

13th Apr 2014

A new generation of high yield plants could be created following a fundamental change in our understanding of how plants develop. The research, led by the University of Warwick and published in the journal Science, provides the first evidence that plants have evolved ways to control...

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How Phytoplasma turn their plant hosts into their living-dead servants

9th Apr 2014

Scientists have uncovered how bacterial parasites can turn plants into the living dead. “For the first time, we can reveal how this remarkable manipulation takes place,” says Saskia Hogenhout from the John Innes Centre. “In that sense, the plant world is ahead of animal biology –...

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GARNet founder Ottoline Leyser profiled as a Great British Bioscience Pioneer

2nd Apr 2014

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. A variety of events and activities are taking place to mark this occasion, one of which is a series of profiles of Great British BiosciencePioneers. Pioneer of the day today is...

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