Plant Molecular Biology

, Volume 84, Issue 6, pp 737–742 | Cite as

Duckweed in bloom: the 2nd International Conference on Duckweed Research and Applications heralds the return of a plant model for plant biology

  • Eric Lam
  • Klaus J. Appenroth
  • Todd Michael
  • Kazuhiro Mori
  • Tamra Fakhoorian
Meeting Report


More than 50 participants from around the world congregated at Rutgers University for 4 days to discuss the latest advances in duckweed research and applications. Among other developments in the field, exciting new information related to duckweed including genome sequencing, improved genetic transformation, and the identification of a novel plant growth promoting substance from bacteria were reported.


Duckweed Lemnaceae Wastewater remediation Biomass production Aquatic agronomy Plant genomics Microbiome Plant growth stimulating bacteria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Lam
    • 1
  • Klaus J. Appenroth
    • 2
  • Todd Michael
    • 3
  • Kazuhiro Mori
    • 4
  • Tamra Fakhoorian
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Plant Biology and PathologyRutgers, the State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.University of JenaJenaGermany
  3. 3.Ibis BiosciencesCarlsbadUSA
  4. 4.University of YamanashiYamanashiJapan
  5. 5.International Lemna AssociationMayfieldUSA

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