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Contents  
Foreword by Walter Cronkite  
Introduction - The National Science Foundation at 50: Where Discoveries Begin, by Rita Colwell  
Internet: Changing the Way we Communicate  
Advanced Materials: The Stuff Dreams are Made of  
Education: Lessons about Learning  
Manufacturing: The Forms of Things Unknown  
Arabidopsis: Map-makers of the Plant Kingdom
Decision Sciences: How the Game is Played  
Visualization: A Way to See the Unseen  
Environment: Taking the Long View  
Astronomy: Exploring the Expanding Universe  
Science on the Edge: Arctic and Antarctic Discoveries  
Disaster & Hazard Mitigation  
About the Photographs  
Acknowledgments  
About the NSF  
Chapter Index  
Arabidopsis: Map Makers of the Plant Kingdom
 

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NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences

The Multinational Coordinated Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Research Project Progress Reports
(published by NSF)

Gregor Mendel's work in plant heredity

Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center at Ohio State University

Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)

National Institutes of Health

National Science and Technology Council

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Why Learn About Arabidopsis?
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