Research Highlights

Research Highlights

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Genome-wide association with structural variants

November 19, 2018
Genome-wide association is a powerful tool to identify the molecular causes of trait diversity within species. In most association studies, genotyping single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) is regarded as sufficient. [more]
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How many petals?

October 29, 2018
The APETALA1 gene in hairy bittercress plants lost the ability to ensure that its flowers all have the same number of petals. [more]
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Large cells for tiny leaves

October 26, 2018
Scientists identify mechanism that controls leaf growth and shape [more]
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A jigsaw puzzle of plant cells

February 28, 2018
The epidermal cells of many plant organs resemble the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle helping them withstand the high pressure in their interior [more]
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Enhancing leaf shape diversity

November 16, 2016
A small piece of DNA with a large effect on leaf shape [more]
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Bittercress genome

October 31, 2016

A high-quality genome sequence helps pinpoint the genetic basis for trait diversity. 

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Exploding myths about seed dispersal

June 02, 2016
Scientists discover how a common garden weed expels its seeds at record speeds. [more]
 
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