Arabidopsis is a recognized representative model plant used in various research fields. It is a small plant with a short life cycle of only 3 months. Under laboratory conditions, each Arabidopsis plant produces thousands of seeds. In addition, it requires a simple procedure for transformation, and the plant’s entire genome sequence has been annotated. Japan is a leader in the field of cultured plant cells, which have been widely used in studies on cell biology and the production of useful substances.
・Mutants and transformed lines: about 350 lines
・Ecotypes: about 530 lines
・Gene-knockout lines: about 20,000 lines
・Arabidopsis cDNA clones: about 240,000 lines
・Cultured plant cell lines: about 70 lines
Subjects in the NBRP programs “Genome information upgrading program” and “Fundamental technology upgrading program” related to “Arabidopsis/Cultured plant cells, genes”