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50 years of Arabidopsis research: highlights and future directions

Provart, Nicholas J. and Meyerowitz, Elliot (2016) 50 years of Arabidopsis research: highlights and future directions. New Phytologist, 209 (3). pp. 921-944. ISSN 0028-646X. PMCID PMC5024349. doi:10.1111/nph.13687.

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The year 2014 marked the 25th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research. In the 50 yr since the first International Conference on Arabidopsis Research, held in 1965 in Göttingen, Germany, > 54 000 papers that mention Arabidopsis thaliana in the title, abstract or keywords have been published. We present herein a citational network analysis of these papers, and touch on some of the important discoveries in plant biology that have been made in this powerful model system, and highlight how these discoveries have then had an impact in crop species. We also look to the future, highlighting some outstanding questions that can be readily addressed in Arabidopsis. Topics that are discussed include Arabidopsis reverse genetic resources, stock centers, databases and online tools, cell biology, development, hormones, plant immunity, signaling in response to abiotic stress, transporters, biosynthesis of cells walls and macromolecules such as starch and lipids, epigenetics and epigenomics, genome-wide association studies and natural variation, gene regulatory networks, modeling and systems biology, and synthetic biology.

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Additional Information:© 2015 The Authors. © 2015 New Phytologist Trust. Article first published online: 14 OCT 2015. Citation and bibliographic data for Arabidopsis publications were provided by Thomson Reuters, from their BIOSIS database, with funding for this provided by the North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee. N.J.P. would also like to thank David Guttman, Darrell Desveaux, and Zane Caplansky for helpful discussions regarding the literature analysis section of this review.
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Official Citation:Provart, N. J., Alonso, J., Assmann, S. M., Bergmann, D., Brady, S. M., Brkljacic, J., Browse, J., Chapple, C., Colot, V., Cutler, S., Dangl, J., Ehrhardt, D., Friesner, J. D., Frommer, W. B., Grotewold, E., Meyerowitz, E., Nemhauser, J., Nordborg, M., Pikaard, C., Shanklin, J., Somerville, C., Stitt, M., Torii, K. U., Waese, J., Wagner, D. and McCourt, P. (2016), 50 years of Arabidopsis research: highlights and future directions. New Phytol, 209: 921–944. doi:10.1111/nph.13687
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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