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Arabidopsis Thaliana: A Model System for Plant Molecular Biology

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Arabidopsis thaliana is a small member of the mustard family, botanical information on which dates back to the 16th century. It has many advantages as a model system for plant molecular genetics, such as a short life cycle, small size, small genome size, and well developed classical genetics. Arabidopsis thus provides an alternative system to the commonly used crop plants for studies in the molecular genetics of plant physiology and development.

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Pang, P., Meyerowitz, E. Arabidopsis Thaliana: A Model System for Plant Molecular Biology. Nat Biotechnol 5, 1177–1181 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt1187-1177

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