Primer and interviews: Gene regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Interview by Julie C. Kiefer.

Journal Article (Interview)

The animal and plant kingdoms use many of the same molecular tools to build decidedly different multicellular organisms. Learning how plants approach challenges common to both kingdoms can inspire new ways of thinking in the animal biologist. This primer introduces how a weed from the mustard family, Arabidopsis thaliana, has been used to work through developmental problems. It also compares and contrasts gene regulation tools in animals and plants. Accompanying the primer is a discussion of current topics in root development with Arabidopsis researchers Philip N. Benfey, Ph.D., and Kenneth D. Birnbaum, Ph.D.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Benfey, PN; Birnbaum, KD

Published Date

  • September 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 238 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 2449 - 2458

PubMed ID

  • 19653311

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-0177

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1058-8388

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/dvdy.22042


  • eng