A. Thaliana Wins a Place in the Sun; Researchers to Study Overlooked Weed | GenomeWeb

SEATTLE, Oct 24 - Arabidopsis thaliana is a plant that’s easy to ignore. It’s not a star in the produce beauty  pageant like its showier relatives, broccoli and cauliflower. It doesn’t rake in big bucks like canola, a more commercially successful family member.

Nope. This mustard plant just grows wild. The sort of weed with a flower so tight it’s hard to see even when it sprouts from sidewalk cracks.

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