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Definition of Arabidopsis thaliana

Arabidopsis thaliana: A plant belonging to the mustard family. Arabidopsis was the first plant genome to be sequenced, and is a popular tool for understanding the molecular biology of many plant traits, including flower development and light sensing. See also: Arabidopsis thaliana genome.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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