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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: January 17th

17th Jan 2017

Todays Arabidopsis Research Roundup includes some excellent examples of UK labs engaged in collaborative work with researchers from around the globe. However first up is a study solely from the John Innes Centre, led by Vinod Kumar, that investigates the role of PIF4 during the thermosensory...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: January 11th

11th Jan 2017

The first Arabidopsis Research Roundup of 2017 includes a wide range of studies that use our favourite model organism. Firstly Kerry Franklin (University of Bristol) is the corresponding author on a paper that describes the complex interaction between the responses to sunlight and heat. Secondly...

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BBSRC Funding for Rice Research

7th Jan 2017

The BBSRC announced has funded for 13 projects that involve research with the overall aim of improving productivity in rice. This comes from a Newton Fund funding call that underpins the UK-China-Thailand-Philippines-Vietnam Sustainable Rice Programme. It is gratifying to see that many applicants...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: December 29th

29th Dec 2016

The final Research Roundup of 2016 includes two papers that take different strategies toward the ultimate aim of crop improvement and use Arabidopsis as a tool for their initial discoveries. Firstly Christine Raines (University of Essex) uses a transgenic approach to upregulate enzymes of the...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: December 7th

7th Dec 2016

This weeks Arabidopsis Research Roundup is led by a study from the John Innes Centre in which Lars Ostergaard’s group identify a novel auxin-signaling module. Lars also kindly provides an audio description of this paper where we discuss the significance of this paper for our understanding of...

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Arabidopsis Research Roundup: November 14th

14th Nov 2016

This weeks Arabidopsis Research Roundup is led by a manuscript from Tom Bennett and Ottoline Leyser that looks at strigolactone signaling for which Tom provides a brief audio description. Elsewhere Verena Kreichbaumer (Oxford Brookes) is a co-author on a study that looks into cytokinin control of...

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