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Field Guide to Plant Model Systems

Chang, Caren and Bowman, John L. and Meyerowitz, Elliot M. (2016) Field Guide to Plant Model Systems. Cell, 167 (2). pp. 325-339. ISSN 0092-8674. PMCID PMC5068971. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2016.08.031.

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For the past several decades, advances in plant development, physiology, cell biology, and genetics have relied heavily on the model (or reference) plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Arabidopsis resembles other plants, including crop plants, in many but by no means all respects. Study of Arabidopsis alone provides little information on the evolutionary history of plants, evolutionary differences between species, plants that survive in different environments, or plants that access nutrients and photosynthesize differently. Empowered by the availability of large-scale sequencing and new technologies for investigating gene function, many new plant models are being proposed and studied.

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Additional Information:© 2016 Elsevier Inc. The laboratory of C.C. is supported by NSF grant MCB-1244303. C.C. is supported in part by the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station. The laboratory of J.L.B. is supported by the Australian Research Council (DP160100892). The laboratory of E.M.M. is supported by funds from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (through Grant GBMF3406), and the NIH (through Grant R01 GM104244).
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Official Citation:Caren Chang, John L. Bowman, Elliot M. Meyerowitz, Field Guide to Plant Model Systems, Cell, Volume 167, Issue 2, 6 October 2016, Pages 325-339, ISSN 0092-8674, (
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