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.