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50 years of Arabidopsis research: highlights and future directions.

  • Author(s): Provart, Nicholas J
  • Alonso, Jose
  • Assmann, Sarah M
  • Bergmann, Dominique
  • Brady, Siobhan M
  • Brkljacic, Jelena
  • Browse, John
  • Chapple, Clint
  • Colot, Vincent
  • Cutler, Sean
  • Dangl, Jeff
  • Ehrhardt, David
  • Friesner, Joanna D
  • Frommer, Wolf B
  • Grotewold, Erich
  • Meyerowitz, Elliot
  • Nemhauser, Jennifer
  • Nordborg, Magnus
  • Pikaard, Craig
  • Shanklin, John
  • Somerville, Chris
  • Stitt, Mark
  • Torii, Keiko U
  • Waese, Jamie
  • Wagner, Doris
  • McCourt, Peter
  • et al.

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922 I. 922 II. 922 III. 925 IV. 925 V. 926 VI. 927 VII. 928 VIII. 929 IX. 930 X. 931 XI. 932 XII. 933 XIII. Natural variation and genome-wide association studies 934 XIV. 934 XV. 935 XVI. 936 XVII. 937 937 References 937 SUMMARY: The year 2014 marked the 25(th) International Conference on Arabidopsis Research. In the 50 yr since the first International Conference on Arabidopsis Research, held in 1965 in Göttingen, Germany, > 54 000 papers that mention Arabidopsis thaliana in the title, abstract or keywords have been published. We present herein a citational network analysis of these papers, and touch on some of the important discoveries in plant biology that have been made in this powerful model system, and highlight how these discoveries have then had an impact in crop species. We also look to the future, highlighting some outstanding questions that can be readily addressed in Arabidopsis. Topics that are discussed include Arabidopsis reverse genetic resources, stock centers, databases and online tools, cell biology, development, hormones, plant immunity, signaling in response to abiotic stress, transporters, biosynthesis of cells walls and macromolecules such as starch and lipids, epigenetics and epigenomics, genome-wide association studies and natural variation, gene regulatory networks, modeling and systems biology, and synthetic biology.

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