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Title: 50 years of Arabidopsis research: highlights and future directions

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. In this paper, 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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  1. Univ. of Toronto, ON (Canada). Department of Cell & Systems Biology/CAGEF
  2. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States). Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
  3. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Department of Biology
  4. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Department of Biology
  5. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Department of Plant Biology
  6. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center
  7. Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States). Institute of Biological Chemistry
  8. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States). Department of Biochemistry
  9. Biologie Moleculaire des Organismes Photosynthetiques, Paris (France). Departement de Biologie Ecole Normale Superieure
  10. Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States). Department of Botany and Plant Sciences
  11. Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States). Department of Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  12. Carnegie Inst. of Science, Stanford, CA (United States). Department of Plant Biology
  13. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Department of Plant Biology, Agricultural Sustainability Institute
  14. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Center for Applied Plant Science
  15. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). Division of Biology and Biological Engineering and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  16. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Department of Biology
  17. Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna (Austria)
  18. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States). Department of Biology
  19. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Biology Department
  20. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Energy Biosciences Institute
  21. Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam (Germany). Metabolic Networks Department
  22. Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States). Department of Biology
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0028-646X; R&D Project: BO-059; KC0304020
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
New Phytologist
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 209; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0028-646X
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; Arabidopsis; epigenetics; genome; synthetic biology; reverse genetics; signaling; development; model system
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