Follow that plant!

Rabinowicz, P. D., Byrne, M. E. (2001) Follow that plant! Genome Biology, 2 (2). ISSN 1474-7596

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DOI: 10.1186/gb-2001-2-2-reports4002


It may be difficult to convince a lay person that the genome sequence of a little weed called Arabidopsis thaliana is not only providing an invaluable resource for understanding plant biology but is also serving as a model system for improvement of economically important crop species. An even more difficult task is to persuade people that the Arabidopsis Genome Initiative became an example of technology development, later used for the Human Genome Project, and that the sequence of the Arabidopsis genome might be useful as a model to study (and eventually, even help cure) human diseases. Researchers called to the National Science Foundation headquarters to give a press conference highlighted these issues when making the public announcement of the completion of the Arabidopsis genome sequence. One week before this announcement, these issues were discussed at the Cold Spring Harbor 2000 Meeting on Arabidopsis Genomics.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabidopsis/ genetics Databases, Factual Genes, Plant/genetics Genome, Plant Genomics
Subjects: organism description > plant > Arabidopsis
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics
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Communities: CSHL labs > Martienssen lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 2001
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2014 14:46
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2014 14:46
PMCID: PMC138899
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