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What do Arabidopsis thaliana need to grow?

What do Arabidopsis thaliana need to grow?

In general, Arabidopsis grows best at room temperature (71-73˚ F) in continuous light or a 16/8 hour light/dark cycle, with a light intensity of 120-150 µmol/m2. Light intensity can be measured using a commercially available light meter.

How do you grow Arabidopsis seeds?

Before start, the trays must be cleaned/brushed free of old seeds or fungus.

  1. Fill pots (14 x 8.5 x 6 cm) to the top with autoclaved soil.
  2. Add D.I.
  3. Transfer seeds to soil (8-10 seeds/pot, to space seeds apart).
  4. After planting, cover the tray with a humidome, taping it to the tray, to keep the necessary humidity.

Why is Arabidopsis a good model organism?

Arabidopsis was originally adopted as a model organism because of its usefulness for genetic experiments. Important features included a short generation time, small size that limited the requirement for growth facilities, and prolific seed production through self-pollination.

How do you stratify Arabidopsis seeds?

Stratification (Breaking seed dormancy): (synchronise) if placed in the cold (4 C) for 1-5 days once sown, i.e. they are cold treated as they imbibe. Over this range, the period of stratification correlates to the degree of uniformity.

How long does it take to grow Arabidopsis?

Arabidopsis can be grown in a variety of locations, growth media, and environmental conditions. Most laboratory accessions and their mutant or transgenic derivatives flower after 4-5 weeks and set seeds after 7-8 weeks, under standard growth conditions (soil, long day, 23 ºC).

How long do Arabidopsis take to grow?

How long does Arabidopsis take to grow?

Why is Arabidopsis thaliana important?

The vascular plant Arabidopsis thaliana is a central genetic model and universal reference organism in plant and crop science. The successful integration of different fields of research in the study of A. thaliana has made a large contribution to our molecular understanding of key concepts in biology.

What is stratification in seed treatment?

Stratification is a process of pre-treating seeds in order to simulate natural conditions that seeds would experience in the soil over-winter. Pre-treating seeds helps the seed “break dormancy” and initiate the germination process.

How to grow Arabidopsis?

Growing Arabidopsis. There are many possible ways to grow using different composts, plant maintenance routines and seed collection systems Here we describe only the protocols adopted at NASC with a few alternative suggestions. Arabidopsis . Compost :

How do I get rid of pests in my Arabidopsis?

Tobacco ‘bombing’ with nicotine shreds can be used to clear greenhouse space of insect pests quite efficiently BUT it is important to bear in mind that this will almost certainly make some or all of your arabidopsis plants temporarily infertile.

Is sulphur vapour treatment safe for Arabidopsis?

If mildew has taken hold, then sulphur vapour treatment is very effective and has not been harmful to arabidopsis growth or fertility in our experience. Sowing : 1. Fill your pots with compost (clay, plastic or polystyrene – we use 3.5 or 5.5 inch diameter disposable plastic pots for efficiency).

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