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GARNet Election

3rd Dec 2010

As part of the long-term development of GARNet, we hold annual elections to select new members of the committee. Advisory committee members generally serve a term of three years and a number of our committee members are reaching the end of their term and will be standing down at the end of 2010. We...

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TAIR10 Genome Release Nov 2010

29th Nov 2010

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of the Arabidopsis genome annotation (TAIR10). The latest release builds upon the gene structures of the previous TAIR9 release using RNA-seq and proteomics datasets as well as manual updates...

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Arabidopsis 2011 Returns to the US

23rd Nov 2010

The 22nd International Conference on Arabidospis Research (ICAR) will return to the US in 2011 and will be held at the University of Wisconsin. ICAR is the largest annual international scientific conference focusing on cutting-edge research undertaken in the model plant Arabidopsis...

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Research in Arabidopsis leads to novel crop enhancement technology

2nd Nov 2010

The John Innes Centre is pleased to announce an exclusive commercial license agreement for technology that enhances the root systems of plants and with important implications for crop improvement. JIC's technology management company Plant Bioscience Limited (PBL) is licensing the...

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Professor Miltos Tsiantis Elected Member of EMBO

28th Oct 2010

Congratulations to Professor Miltos Tsiantis, who has been elected a member of The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). Miltos is Professor of plant developmental Genetics at the University of Oxford and utilises Arabidopsis thaliana and its relative Cardamine hiruta for comparative...

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Mutation over 100 million years ago led flowers to make male and female parts.

19th Oct 2010

Research by University of Leeds plant scientists has uncovered a snapshot of evolution in progress.Studies have traced how a gene mutation over 100 million years ago led flowers to make male and female parts. The findings - published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

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