RHIZOMATIQUE — Natural Variation in Arabidopsis
Mutants from Wild Type to CRISPR-Crop

Dear Visitor,

You are looking at 8 petri dishes inside a growth cabinet at the greenhouses of Plant Cell Biology at the

University of Amsterdam (Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences).

A camera on a rail takes images every 20 minutes (day and night) of experiments with Arabidopsis thaliana
— a small flowering plant that is widely used as a model organism in plant biology.

Images are immediately transported to this site.

The variety in Arabidopsis exhibited — species as they occur in nature, mutant lines and genome-edited plant varieties —,

explores the biological roots of the rhizomatous network of concepts defining ‘natural’.


Special thanks to:

Christa Testerink & Iko Koevoets & Stef Kolman

Mondriaan Foundation & Open Wet Lab Waag Society
Lucas Evers & Daan Giesen & Gerrit Hardeman & Johan Mozes & Stijn van Santen & Ben Touw & Michel de Vries & Ringo van Wijk
Ayodeji Deolu-Ajayi & Ruud Korver & Jessica Meyer & Ludek Tikovsky & Yanxia Zhang