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The Impact of Arabidopsis on Human Health: Diversifying Our Portfolio

TypePeer Reviewed Paper Summary

Studies of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana may seem to have little impact on advances in medical research, yet a survey of the scientific literature shows that this is a misconception. Many discoveries with direct relevance to human health and disease have been elaborated using Arabidopsis, and several processes important to human biology are more easily studied in this versatile model plant.

Name:Detlef Weigel
Name:Mark A. Estelle
Name:Elliot Meyerowitz
Name:Joanne Chory
Name:Steve Jacobsen
Organization:University of North Carolina

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