Current status of the multinational Arabidopsis community

Plant Direct. 2020 Aug 2;4(7):e00248. doi: 10.1002/pld3.248. eCollection 2020 Jul.


The multinational Arabidopsis research community is highly collaborative and over the past thirty years these activities have been documented by the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee (MASC). Here, we (a) highlight recent research advances made with the reference plant Arabidopsis thaliana; (b) provide summaries from recent reports submitted by MASC subcommittees, projects and resources associated with MASC and from MASC country representatives; and (c) initiate a call for ideas and foci for the "fourth decadal roadmap," which will advise and coordinate the global activities of the Arabidopsis research community.

Keywords: Arabidopsis thaliana; Research Network; collaboration; roadmap.