Details for Arabidopsis thaliana

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Scientific Name
Arabidopsis thaliana
Common name
mouse ear cress
Arabidopsis thaliana is a small herbaceous plant. The leaves form a rosette at the base of plant with a few leaves on the flowering stem. The white inflorescences are arranged in a corymb. The fruit is a siliqua. Arabidopsis is most important model organism for studying plant science (1, 2, 3, 4). Arabidopsis genome has been the first plant genome sequencing (5).The Arabidopsis Information Resource ([link][ref]TAIR[link] provides genomic and molecular biology information that includes the complete genome sequence.

The Arabidopsis thaliana genome was sequenced in 2000 by the Arabidopsis Genome Initiative (AGI) (5). See TAIR-Genome Assembly.
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