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Weedy science – the Arabidopsis research boom

Döring, Thomas F. (2010) Weedy science – the Arabidopsis research boom. The Organic Research Centre Bulletin, 2010, 99, pp. 12-13.

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A tiny weed called Arabidopsis thaliana causes no economic damage in any major crop but more people are currently conducting research on this plant than on any food crop. In the years 2004 to 2008 the number of scientists working on Arabidopsis was roughly four times as large as the number of scientists working on wheat.


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
ISSN:1367-6970
Deposited By: Döring, Dr Thomas F.
ID Code:19798
Deposited On:12 Jan 2012 17:20
Last Modified:12 Jan 2012 17:20
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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