for the design of gene probes and primers to study conservative plant
genes, i am interested in references and other information (people's
practical experience, eg, with "garden blots") on plant genes that
cross react between arabidopsis and maize and between arabidopsis and
gymnosperms, ferns, bryophytes (i.e., mosses) and/or green algae. i am
most interested in genes which are expressed in flowers and/or in floral
meristems, but other genes may be of interest also.
please send info to "zimmere at simsc"
liz zimmer, smithsonian laboratory of molecular systematics