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Primer and interviews: Gene regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana
Version of Record online: 3 AUG 2009
Copyright © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Special Issue: Special Focus on Visual Systems
Volume 238, Issue 9, pages 2449–2458, September 2009
How to Cite
Kiefer, J. C. (2009), Primer and interviews: Gene regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Dev. Dyn., 238: 2449–2458. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.22042
- Issue online: 13 AUG 2009
- Version of Record online: 3 AUG 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 JUN 2009
- Arabidopsis thaliana;
- plant models;
- root development;
The animal and plant kingdoms use many of the same molecular tools to build decidedly different multicellular organisms. Learning how plants approach challenges common to both kingdoms can inspire new ways of thinking in the animal biologist. This primer introduces how a weed from the mustard family, Arabidopsis thaliana, has been used to work through developmental problems. It also compares and contrasts gene regulation tools in animals and plants. Accompanying the primer is a discussion of current topics in root development with Arabidopsis researchers Philip N. Benfey, Ph.D., and Kenneth D. Birnbaum, Ph.D. Developmental Dynamics 238:2449–2458, 2009. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.