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Life after Arabidopsis thaliana: Using non-model organisms to understand species interactions

Kariyat, Rupesh [1], Sinclair, Jordan [2].

Life after Arabidopsis thaliana: Using non-model organisms to understand species interactions.

Due to the presence of a wide range of mutant lines and genomic resources, along with a relatively short life cycle, Arabidopsis thaliana has been the focus of intense and varied research in plant biology for half a century. Providing innumerable research papers, terminal degrees, patents, and jobs in academia and industry, Arabidopsis had been the food and fodder of many scientists. However, in recent years, many scientists have shown that a significant portion of the results obtained from Arabidopsis research may not be applicable to other plant species or under field conditions. This had been more of a concern in the area of species interactions- at multiple trophic levels. This raises an important issue currently being debated in plant biology: Is it time to move beyond Arabidopsis?  In this -OMICS era of affordable, high-throughput sequencing, should focus shift to non-model, native and domesticated species that can provide insights that are more applicable to real world conditions?  The goal of this symposium is to highlight research on species interactions involving non-model organisms. These studies demonstrate progress being made in the field and provide techniques that can be applied to an ever expanding set of organisms.


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1 - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Biocommunication and Ecology, Lfo G 22 , Schmelzbergstrasse 9, Zurich, 8092, Switzerland
2 - Hokkudai University, Graduate School Of Environmental Science, 5 Kita 8 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 001-0024, Japan, 3139488516

Keywords:
non-model species
interactions
Arabidopsis.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY10
Location: Pines North/Boise Centre
Date: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: SY10SUM
Abstract ID:30
Candidate for Awards:None


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