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With so much going on in the world of plant science you can now stay up-to-date with all the latest news, discoveries, events and find out what is happening in the wider plant science community.

Arabidopsis Research Round-up

17th Apr 2014

Apologies that there has been no Arabidopsis Research Round-up for a couple of weeks; it has been a busy time for the GARNet team! Firstly we visited the University of Reading for the Monogram Annual Meeting, then we were off to York for PlantSci 2014, where we launched our report on Synthetic...

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Plants evolve ways to control embryo growth and development

14th Apr 2014

A new generation of high yield plants could be created following a fundamental change in our understanding of how plants develop. The research, led by the University of Warwick and published in the journal Science, provides the first evidence that plants have evolved ways to control...

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How Phytoplasma turn their plant hosts into their living-dead servants

10th Apr 2014

Scientists have uncovered how bacterial parasites can turn plants into the living dead. “For the first time, we can reveal how this remarkable manipulation takes place,” says Saskia Hogenhout from the John Innes Centre. “In that sense, the plant world is ahead of animal biology –...

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GARNet founder Ottoline Leyser profiled as a Great British Bioscience Pioneer

3rd Apr 2014

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. A variety of events and activities are taking place to mark this occasion, one of which is a series of profiles of Great British BiosciencePioneers. Pioneer of the day today is...

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The Arabidopsis Information Portal (Preview 2) is now live!

2nd Apr 2014

The Arabidopsis Information Portal (AIP) is a new resource to bring together the ever-increasing amounts of Arabidopsis data into a single, user-friendly location using the latest web technologies and web services. It will adopt a modular, federated model to ensure responsibility for...

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DNA Synthesis Facilities with Plant Science Focus

2nd Apr 2014

Science Minister David Willetts will announce £12M for synthetic biology facilities and training at the opening address of the SynBioBeta Conference reception tonight. The facilities at Liverpool and Norwich will explicitly target the plant science community. The UK Research Councils, led by the...

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