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This topic captures responses to the question posed to the Newsgroup recently: "What are some seminal contributions to plant biology and to science in general coming first from Arabidopsis?" Comments and additions are welcome.

Title Submitter Publication Description
An LL-diaminopimelate aminotransferase defines a novel variant of the lysine biosynthesis pathway in plants. Tom Leustek An LL-diaminopimelate aminotransferase defines a novel variant of the lysine biosynthesis pathway in plants.
receptors, developmental peptides, external PAMPs Jean Greenberg for plants: receptors is a big one, like for hormones, developmental peptides, external PAMPs (like flg22)- although elicitor responses were known in other plants the first specific cloning of the receptor was in Arabidopsis, first R gene (NB-LLR cla
plant hormone receptors and others Elliot Meterowitz Among plants there are tons of things - for example the identification and cloning of most of the plant hormone receptors (ethylene, brassinosteroids, cytokinins, auxin, abscisic acid) and the auxin polar transporters (PINs).
The Impact of Arabidopsis on Human Health: Diversifying Our Portfolio Gloria Coruzzi The Impact of Arabidopsis on Human Health: Diversifying Our Portfolio
boron transporter Toru Fujiwara More than ten years ago, we published first identification of boron transporter in living systems.
circadian clock gene in plants Greg Copenhaver First discovery of a circadian clock gene in plants (Arabidopsis) by Steve Kay
plant specific RNA Polymerases IV and V Greg Copenhaver Craig Pikaard's novel discovery of plant specific RNA Polymerases IV and V
The impact of Arabidopsis on human health: diversifying our portfolio. Greg Copenhaver The impact of Arabidopsis on human health: diversifying our portfolio.
NBLR proteins Greg Copenhaver Jeff Dangl's work demonstrating innate immunity in plants, the discovery of NBLR proteins in Arabidopsis and the SUBSEQUENT demonstration that they also mediate immunity in humans
the identification of novel hormone receptors Eric Schaller F-box proteins (E3 ubiquitin ligases) functioning as hormone receptors: first found with auxin and subsequently with other plant hormones and also now being found for signaling ligands in animals.