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Arabidopsis (rockcress) is a genus in the family Brassicaceae.

They are small flowering plants related to cabbage and mustard.

This genus is of great interest since it contains Thale Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana), one of the model organisms used for studying plant biology.

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