toby at milton.u.washington.edu
Tue Mar 24 11:14:00 EST 1992
This is a summary of the results of my search for information on
Arabidopsis species, ploidy levels, and interspecific/intergeneric
hybrids with A. thaliana.
Elliot Meyerowitz and Mitch McGrath suggested the same reference,
though there was some confusion over the volume number and year.
I never straightened this out, so I will include the ambiguous
numbers in the citation.
Redei (1969 or 1970) Bibliographica Genetica 20 or 21: 1-151.
Elliot further mentioned that A. thaliana is the only Arabidopsis
species (and virtually the only mustard) with n=5. Crosses with
Hylandra are known.
Mitch gave two additional references, below.
Kranz & Kirchheim (1987) Genetic resources in Arabidopsis.
Arabidopsis Information Service v24.
Al-Shehbaz (1988) The genera of Sisymbrieae in the SE U.S.
J. Arnold Arboretum 69:213-237.
Mark Estelle wrote to say that Bob Price in Jeff Palmer's lab
has an excellent collection of Arabidopsis relatives, and can
be reached at (812)855-2549.
Thanks to all who replied. It would be a big downsizing for me
to move to Arabidopsis from Populus, and would mean less free
firewood. I guess I could trade in my chainsaw for some
teeny tiny scissors...
University of Washington
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