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Arabidopsis thaliana - First plant genome sequenced

Last update: 13.12.2000
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*Consortium Chart by countries (pdf file: 51kB)

*Nature magazine: Plant biology: Arabidopsis thaliana genome sequenced

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Arabidopsis Thaliana Plant

Wildtype Arabidopsis thaliana plant

Arabidopsis belongs to the cruciferus plants and is close relative to broccoli, cauliflower and rape.

Arabidopsis Thaliana wiltype flower

Arabidopsis thaliana wildtype flower

Scanning electron microscopy image, artificially coloured.
Arabidopsis is approximately 5 mm in size.
copyright: Jürgen Berger, Electron Microscopy Unit, Max Planck Institut

Arabidopsis Thaliana pollen grains

Arabidopsis thaliana pollen grains

Arabidopsis generally self-fertilises, but selective breeding is possible by fertilising flowers with pollen from another plant.
copyright : Jürgen Berger / Heiko Schoof, Electron Microscopy Unit, Max Planck Institut

Arabidopsis Thaliana stigma

Arabidopsis thaliana stigma

Scanning electron micrograph of the tip of an Arabidopsis gynoecium, the female, innermost organ of a flower.
copyright : Jürgen Berger / Heiko Schoof, Electron Microscopy Unit, Max Planck Institut

Arabidopsis Thaliana root tip

Arabidopsis root tip

Image of a very tip of a living Arabidopsis root.
Cell walls can be seen in red and reveal a very regular structure.
copyright: Dimitris Beis / Ben Scheres, Utrecht University

Arabidopsis Thaliana chromosomes

The five Arabidopsis chromosomes

The technique used allows specific regions on the chromosome to be identified by the coloured fluorescence of specialised dye.
copyright: Dimitris Beis / Ben Scheres, Utrecht University

Duplication diagram

Duplication diagram

Whole genome sequencing facilitates a systematic analysis of redundancy within the genome.
copyright : MIPS

 


Team from MIPS Martinsried The team from MIPS in Martinried

In the centre in the back is the team leader Werner Mewes.
The PC screen shows a graph of the duplications, in the 5 chromosomes.
Copyrights: Jürgen Engelmann

German Arabidopsis researchers German Arabidopsis researchers

Heiko Schoof from MIPS & Andreas Kaps from Biomax discuss the duplications in the 5 chromosomes
Copyrights: Jürgen Engelmann

Geneoscope-Pipeting robot GENOSCOPE

Pipeting robot at Genoscope, France
Copyrights: Pirre Witt

Geneoscope-EU AT chromosome 3 Coordinating Group GENOSCOPE

EU Arabidopsis Thaliana 3 Coordinating Group, Genoscope, France
Copyrights: Pirre Witt

Geneoscope-Sequencing facilities GENOSCOPE

Sequencing facilities at Genoscope, France
Copyrights: Pirre Witt

 

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