In the equable environments of hundreds of laboratories around the world, the plant geneticist's `green rat', Arabidopsis
thaliana, will germinate at ally time of year, then races through its life cycle, flowering at 30 days and setting seed within just 42 days.
In 2000, Arabidopsis
was the first completely genome sequenced plant and so far 25,500 genes have been found and widely studied, according to Dr.
peroxidase isoenzyme migrated in the gel at a distance between those of the basic horseradish peroxidase isoenzyme (pI 9.
Town and other JCVI researchers, along with collaborating scientists from the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, will use a combination of data federation and web services technologies to provide the Arabidopsis
community with integrated views of a wide range of relevant data types.
In the new study, the researchers discover that Arabidopsis
petals contain a similar, hidden map that orients growth in the flower's bud.
Last year, Chan and UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Maruthachalam Ravi showed that they could breed haploid Arabidopsis
plants that carried chromosomes from only one parent.
On the contrary, some reports revealed that treatment of Arabidopsis
plants with NO raised the ethylene level and inhibition of NO biosynthesis did not affect the ethylene increment (Magalhaes et al.
The objectives of this research are to study the molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying plants adaptation and survival to increasing UV-rich environment by investigating and comparing the oxidative stress responses of Arabidopsis
thaliana plants and their callus tissues to increasing UVR and by investigating the photosynthetic activities of isolated chloroplasts from UVR-treated plants.
The project involves the use of ecotypes of Arabidopsis
thaliana) and integrates biology, geography, earth sciences, and mathematics.
Two mutant genes encoding isoxaben and TZ-resistant cellulose synthase have been isolated from isoxaben and TZ-resistant Arabidopsis
Since 2000, scientists have spelled out the long string of DNA components for rice and Arabidopsis
, a plant in the mustard family that's commonly used for genetic experiments (SN: 9/3/05, p.
thaliana is a model system for the study of plant development.
To determine which wavelength of light (and which receptor) might be responsible for this effect, sixteen Arabidopsis
plants were grown under short day conditions to enhance rosette size.
The scientists were able to insert two genes from the common bacterium Escherichia coli that allow a member of the mustard family called Arabidopsis
to tolerate arsenic, which is usually lethal to plants.
A small mustard plant called Arabidopsis
is leading scientists to their understanding of how plants tolerate stress.