Inside Salk - October 2008 - page 4

THERE REALLYWASN’T ANY REASON FOR
Detlef Weigel to believe the experiment
would work. By the summer of 1994, studies
of Arabidopsis thaliana, the lab rat of plant
biology, were still in their infancy. Although
his lab at the Salk Institute had identified a
gene that was involved in causing the plant
to flower, no one up until that point had ever
attempted what his postdoc was suggesting.
COVER STORY
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Inside Salk October 2008
Plant Biology Laboratory celebrates 25 years of discoveries
centered on a small, unassuming weed
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