Martha Vishnu Vardhan, Dr. Nidhi Dubey, Dr. Harshal Ashok Avinashe
Arabidopsis, genomic, molecular, proteomic, model organism
Due to its genetical nature and desirable traits for cultivation, Arabidopsis thaliana is considered as a model organism by researchers to several plants in the plant kingdom. The sequencing of entire plant genome enhances its value to consider for genomic analysis. This feature enables the plant to study various features in genetics and molecular biology like signal transduction pathways, phytochrome activity, circadian rhythms and several more. Also, Arabidopsis in the field of proteome research has proven to be an excellent model organism due to its outstanding results. Apart from these, it also withstands to conserve the genetic nature of eukaryotes by adopting few mechanisms. Considering all these characteristics Arabidopsis holds handful of advantages over other organisms in selecting as a model organism.