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Arabidopsis thaliana as an Experimental Organism

  1. Maarten Koornneef1,
  2. Ben Scheres2

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002031



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Koornneef, M. and Scheres, B. 2001. Arabidopsis thaliana as an Experimental Organism. eLS. .

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  1. 1

    Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

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Figure 1. An approximately 4-week-old plant of the frequently used laboratory accession Landsberg erecta. Total plant height is at this stage 15 cm. The insert shows a single flower.

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Figure 2. Establishment of the Arabidopsis body plan in the embryo and the structure of a primary root. A, apical region; C, central region; B, basal region; HY, hypophyseal cell; SAM, shoot apical meristem; COT, cotyledon; H, hypocotyl; ER, embryonic root; RM, root meristem; RMI, root meristem initials.