- Arabidopsis, the botanical Drosophila: from mouse cress to model organismSabina Leonelli
Department of Economic History, London School of Economics, London WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom
Endeavour 31:34-8. 2007..The sudden prestige acquired by Arabidopsis research thus constitutes a remarkable historical puzzle. What made the mouse cress into the most successful model organism to date?..
- Growing weed, producing knowledge: an epistemic history of Arabidopsis thalianaSabina Leonelli
London School of Economics, Department of Economic History, London, UK
Hist Philos Life Sci 29:193-223. 2007..I conclude that model organisms have a double identity as both samples of nature and artifacts representing nature. It is the resulting ambivalence in their representational value that makes them attractive research tools for biologists...