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[Arabidopsis] 100 Questions for Plant Science Research

Claire Grierson, School Biological Sciences via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by Claire.Grierson from bristol.ac.uk)
Fri Feb 13 05:37:45 EST 2009

Dear Colleague,

What are the most important questions in plant science that can be 
addressed by the current generation of researchers?

We are collecting suggestions. An expert panel will condense these to a 
final list of 100 questions for publication in a peer reviewed journal.

Please go to:
to see proposed questions and submit your own.

A selection of questions from the web site is at the end of this email. 
Questions are credited or you can choose to be anonymous. We look forward 
to seeing your suggestions.

With very best wishes,

Ruth Bastow, Keith Edwards, and Claire Grierson
Submitted Questions include:

"How can global yields of stable food crops be substantially increased at 
the same time as non-renewable inputs and greenhouse gas emissions are 
substantially reduced?"
Ian Crute

"What controls/regulates the total mitochondrial number/mass in a plant 
cell during cellular differentiation and development?"
Chris Leaver

"What are the best ways to convince school and university students that 
plant science is exciting?"
Helen Ougham

"Is bio-ethanol from plants actually a sustainable agricultural practice?"
Sean May

"How can we use our knowledge of plants to design efficient solar energy 
Julie Gray

"How do plants integrate different types of information to make a 
Marc Knight

"How can we translate molecular systems biology into food security?"

Dr C S Grierson, http://openwetware.org/wiki/Grierson_Lab
School of Biological Sciences,
University of Bristol, BS8 1UG, UK.
Tel:    +44 (0)117 928 7480
e-mail: Claire.Grierson from bristol.ac.uk

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