arabidopsis thaliana


a: arabidopsis thaliana ~
b: lab rat of the plant world


"We started with arabidopsis thaliana, which is the lab rat of the plant world. It's very useful to us because it has a completely sequenced genome and a lot of other genetic resources."

Writer: Heidi Appel
Date: Jan 10 2017 9:09 AM

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