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Arabidopsis Research Round-Up

16th Mar 2015

Here’s your UK Arabidopsis Research Round-up for the last few weeks! This week we have new papers from a range of UK institutions including the Universities of Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford and Warwick, Queen’s University Belfast, Rothamsted Research, and the John Innes Centre, NIAB and The...

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Scientists transfer pathogen-sensing ‘antenna’ gene to wheat

12th Mar 2015

A team of scientists from the John Innes Centre (JIC), the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) have successfully transferred a receptor that recognises bacteria from the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana - a dicot, to wheat – a monocot. They showed...

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Parasite provides clues to evolution of plant diseases

9th Mar 2015

A new study into the generalist parasite Albugo candida (A. candida), cause of white rust of brassicas, has revealed key insights into the evolution of plant diseases to aid agriculture and global food security. How generalist parasites with wide host ranges evolve is a central question in...

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Work for GARNet!

5th Mar 2015

As we mentioned in our previous post, we are searching for a new GARNet Coordinator. Until now, the job has been advertised for internal Cardiff University applications only, but as of today, anyone is eligible to apply. Would you like to work for GARNet? You can find the job advertisement here:...

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Wanted: GARNet Coordinator!

24th Feb 2015

As you may already know, there have recently been some big changes at GARNet! Following our successful reapplication for BBSRC funding, GARNet is set to continue supporting the plant science community in the UK for another five years, but we'll now be doing so from a new base at Cardiff...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-Up

23rd Feb 2015

Some interesting and diverse papers in the Arabidopsis Research Round-up this week – check out these offerings from the University of Warwick, University College London, John Innes Centre, University of Cambridge and University of Leicester.   Szakonyi D, Van Landeghem S, Baerenfaller K,...

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