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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.

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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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

5th Mar 2014

A mixed bag of new Arabidopsis papers for you this week, including characterisation of a virulence effector, further understanding of the mechanism of stomatal closure in response to UV-B, evidence to suggest that PAMP-triggered immunity is important in providing plant defence against aphids as...

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Plant scientists honoured with Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellowships

5th Mar 2014

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) today released the names of 53 distinguished individuals (PDF) who have been honoured with Fellowships for their contributions to "the advancement of learning and useful knowledge". Among the new Fellows, who are elected via a rigorous five-stage...

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Registration is open for SysMIC

27th Feb 2014

Registration for BBSRC-funded online training scheme SysMIC is open for a spring 2014 start.   SysMIC is a comprehensive online course in the interdisciplinary skills which are increasingly important to cutting edge biological research. Funded by a BBSRC grant, the course is open...

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