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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.

Recommendations to Develop Plant Synthetic Biology in the UK

1st Apr 2014

GARNet Chair Professor Jim Murray (University of Cardiff) launched the GARNet report Developing Plant Synthetic Biology in the UK: Opportunities and Recommendations yesterday during his talk at the PlantSci 2014 conference. The report summarises the results of discussions at GARNet’s...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

27th Mar 2014

If you’re not joining the GARNet team at the University of Reading for the annual Monogram conference, have a read instead of the newest UK Arabidopsis research papers!   Van Norman JM, Zhang J, Cazzonelli CI, Pogson BJ, Harrison PJ, Bugg TDH, Chan KX, Thompson AJ and Benfey PN. Periodic...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

20th Mar 2014

We have a juicy list of new Arabidopsis papers to whet your appetite today! In our round-up this week we have newly published research from the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham and Manchester, and King’s College London and the Sainsbury Lab in Norwich....

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BBSRC and NSF co-fund international Arabidopsis resource

14th Mar 2014

BBSRC has agreed to co-fund the development of an international resource for scientists studying the important plant species Arabidopsis in partnership with the USA's National Science Foundation. Arabidopsis was the first plant to have its genome sequenced and is widely used as a model organism by...

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Missing link in plant immunity identified

13th Mar 2014

After a 30-year search, scientists have uncovered how an enzyme critical to plants’ rapid immune response against microbes is activated. “The insights will open up new ways to improve disease resistance and stress tolerance in plants,” says [GARNet committee member] Professor Cyril Zipfel of...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

12th Mar 2014

There’s a variety of interesting Arabidopsis papers for you this week, including a first for the Arabidopsis Research Round-up – a paper involving Northern Irish researchers! We also manage to sneak in a quick plug for our GARNet 2014 conference, so if you haven't already registered for this...

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