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Midget Plant Gets Makeover


June 22, 2009

Arabidopsis plant A tiny plant with a long name helps researchers design new crops to help meet increasing demands for food, biofuels, industrial materials and new medicines. The genes, proteins and other traits of this plant reside in The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) database. TAIR just released a new version of the genome sequence, which includes an array of improvements and novel features that promise to accelerate this critical research. Credit: Rick Griffiths and Barbara Corbett, Virginia Tech Full Story

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