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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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Moving genes have scientists seeing spots

9th Sep 2013

An international team of scientists led by the UK’s John Innes Centre and including scientists from Australia, Portugal, China and Italy has perfected a way of watching genes move within a living plant cell. Using this technique scientists watched glowing spots, which marked the...

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Dundee biofuels research makes cover of Science magazine

6th Sep 2013

Research from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee Division of Plant Sciencesfeatures on the front cover of this week’s Science Magazine. The work reports the discovery of a previously unrecognized enzyme in the pathway that synthesizes lignin, a polymer in...

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