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Practical Applications of Arabidopsis thaliana Mutations

Calling Arabidopsis thaliana a perfect “model system,” Zolman explains that the studies of protein mutations in the weed reveals information that can be applied to more complex organisms such as crop plants or even humans. She hopes that her research will lead to improvements in economically or horticulturally important plants.

Making Mutants

Bethany Zolman
Assistant Professor, Biology
UM St. Louis

By Brittany Barr