Schrenkiella parvula, also called Thellungiella parvula, is a small herbaceous plant that is closely related to Arabidopsis thaliana. It is often used as a model organism for environmental stress responses due to its small genome size, similarity to A. thaliana, and its extreme tolerance to salinity. The S. parvula genome is diploid and has a size of 140 Mb.
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Content written by Galyna Vakulenko Summer Intern 2018