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A – Z OF PLANT SCIENCE
Arabidopsis is an unassuming member of the brassica family, which has had an immeasurable impact on the study of genetics. Throughout science, researchers use model organisms which are extensively studied to understand specific biological processes, with the expectation being these discoveries can shed light on the workings of other organisms. The archetypal and best-known model organism is the guinea-pig, thus the colloquial phrase; ‘to be a guinea-pig’. Other model organisms include mice, zebra-fish and arabidopsis, which possesses many qualities which make it a successful model organism. READ MORE