New model organisms are the Cream of the crop in plant genetics research

When it comes to economically important agricultural applications of biological research, it’s important that scientists use model organisms that allow results to be easily translated from lab to field. VIB’s Plant Systems Biology department in Ghent focuses on conducting plant biology research for the development of superior crops that are able to grow in different climates and under many chemical conditions – and the best way to do so is by using wheat and tomatoes as model organisms.