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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

24th Sep 2013

Apologies that there was no Arabidopsis Research Round-up last week – we were really busy with our 4-day ‘Data Mining with iPlant’ workshop! However, it does mean that we have a bumper crop of UK Arabidopsis papers to share with you from the last couple of weeks, including research from the...

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Cell 'scaffold' is the key to plant cell growth

24th Sep 2013

Scientists have discovered an important mechanism in plant cells which regulates the direction that plant cells grow. The discovery could have the potential to develop higher yielding crops or increase the size of plants grown for use in biofuels. A BBSRC-funded team at the University of...

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J. Craig Venter Institute Receives $2.4M NSF Grant to Develop Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP)

18th Sep 2013

The J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit genomics research institute, today announced that they have received $2.4 million dollars which represents the first year of a two year award from The National Science Foundation to fund the first phase of a planned five year project to develop the...

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Warwick opens its new state-of-the-art Phytobiology Facility

17th Sep 2013

A new research centre focused on fundamental plant science research related to securing the provision of high-quality food for future generations has opened its doors at the University of Warwick.  The building is part of a £5 million investment into food security research across the...

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Plant Methods reviews sequencing tools for plant research

12th Sep 2013

Plant Methods has published a series of reviews on next generation sequencing applications (NGS) for plant science by speakers from GARNet’s 2012 workshop Tools and Technologies to Advance Plant Research. The first review, by Tom Hardcastle, was published in June 2013 (Plant Methods 9:16). It...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-up

9th Sep 2013

In this week’s Arabidopsis Research Round-up we have a selection of papers published by scientists from Cambridge, Nottingham, Coventry and Norwich. Learn more about vernalisation in Arabidopsis, novel PI(3)P and PI(3,5)P2 binding proteins, and how to simulate the growth of Arabidopsis in...

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