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No. 200 August 7, 1998
aceska at victoria.tc.ca Victoria, B.C.
Dr. A. Ceska, P.O.Box 8546, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3S2
GRASSES OF THE TRIBE HORDEAE IN NORTH AMERICA: 4. REFERENCES
From: Mary Barkworth <stipoid at cc.usu.edu>
Assadi, M. & H. Runemark. 1995. Hybridization, genomic constitu-
tion and generic delimitation in Elymus s.l. (Poaceae,
Triticeae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 194:189-205. [Argues for broad
interpretation of Elymus]
Baden, C. 1991. A taxonomic revision of Psathyrostachys
(Poaceae). Nordic J. Bot. 11:3-26.
Baden, C., S. Frederiksen, & O. Seberg. 1997. A taxonomic revi-
sion of the genus Hystrix (Triticeae, Poaceae). Nordic Jour-
nal of Botany 17:449-467. [A traditional interpretation of
Barkworth, M.E. & R.J. Atkins. 1984. Leymus Hochst. (Gramineae:
Triticeae) in North America: taxonomy and distribution. Amer.
J. Bot. 71:609-625. [We did not even think of including H.
californica in this study. In retrospect, we probably should
Barkworth, M.E. & D.R. Dewey. 1985. Genomically based genera in
the perennial Triticeae of North America: Identification and
membership. Amer. J. Bot. 72:767-776.
Barkworth, M.E., R.L. Burkhamer, & L.E. Talbert. 1996. Elymus
calderi: a new species in the Triticeae (Poaceae). Syst. Bot.
21:349-354. [Argues that the taxon traditionally treated as
Agropyron yukonense does not, as Baum et al., suggest, belong
Baum, B.R., C. Yen, & J.-L. Yang. 1991. Roegneria: its generic
limits and justification for its recognition. Can. J. Bot.
Baum, B.R., J.L. Yang, & C. Yen. 1995. Taxonomic separation of
Kengyilia (Poaceae: Triticeae) in relation to nearest related
Roegneria, Elymus, and Agropyron, based on some morphological
characters. [Kengyilia does not occur in North America, but
it is another point of view on genera in the Triticeae.]
Bothmer, R. von, N. Jacobsen, R.B. Jorgensen, & I. Linde-
Laursen. 1991. An ecogeographical study of the genus Hordeum.
Systematic and ecogeographic studies on crop genepools 7.
International Board for Crop Genetic Resources, Rome. [Excel-
lent starting point for looking at Hordeum]
Church, G.L. 1958. Artificial hybrids of Elymus virginicus and
E. canadensis, E. interruptus, E. riparius, and E. wiegandii.
American Journal of Botany 45:410-417. [A classic]
Dewey, D.R. 1984. The genomic system of classification as a
guide to intergeneric hybridization in the perennial
Triticeae. Pp. 209-279 in J.P. Gustafson (Ed.), Gene
manipulation in plant improvement. Plenum Publishing Corpora-
tion, New York. [A classic]
Dubcovsky, J., A.R. Schlatter, & M. Echaide. 1997. Genome
analysis of South American Elymus (Triticeae) and Leymus
(Triticeae) species based on variation in repeated nucleotide
sequences. Genome 40:505-520. [Elymus erianthus and E. men-
docinus transferred to Leymus; other South American species
found to be StH or StHH]
Frederiksen, S. 1986. Revision of Taeniatherum (Poaceae). Nordic
J. Bot. 6:389- 397.
Kellogg, E.A. 1989. Comments on genomic genera in the Triticeae.
Amer. J. Bot. 76:796-805.
Love, A. 1984. Conspectus of the Triticeae. Feddes Rep. 95:425-
521. [A classic]
Snyder, L.A. 1950. Morphological variability and hybrid develop-
ment in Elymus glaucus. American Journal of Botany 37:628-
635. [A North American classic]
Svitashev, S., T. Bryngelsson, A. Vershinin, C. Pedersen, T.
Saell, & R. von Bothmer. 1994. Phylogenetic analysis of the
genus Hordeum using repetitive DNA sequences. Theor. Appl.
Gene. 89:801-810. [Supports division of genus into 4 major
lines, but discussion highlights many places where differents
kinds of data pertaining to Hordeum differ to varying degrees
in their implications for intrageneric relationships.]
Svitashev, S., B. Salomon, T. Bryngelsson, & R. von Bothmer.
1996. A study of 28 Elymus species using repetitive DNA
sequences. Genome 39:1093-1101. [Raises questions concerning
the wholesale transfer of Hystrix to Elymus.]
Zhang, H.B. & J. Dvorak. 1990. The genome origin of tetraploid
species of Leymus (Poaceae: Triticeae) inferred from varia-
tion in repeated nucleotide sequences. Amer. J. Bot. 78:871-
884. [First publication to state that Leymus does not include
the genome from Thinopyrum.]
Dr. Mary Barkworth, Intermountain Herbarium
Department of Biology, Utah State University,
Logan, Utah 84322-5305
Voice: 435-797-1584 FAX: 435-797-1575
VEGETATION CLASSIFICATION AND ORDINATION WORKSHOP
From: "H. Gyde Lund" <gklund at worldnet.att.net>
originally posted on FOREST at listserv.funet.fi
12-16 October 1998. Classification and Ordination of Vegetation.
Missoula, Montana, USA. Contact: University of Montana, Natural
Resource Management Division, Center for Continuing Education,
Missoula, MT 59812-1948 USA. Tel: +1-406-243-4623. Registration
is $675 U.S.
NEW BOOK ON CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS
Persson, Olle. 1997. The chanterelle book. Illustrated by Bo
Mossberg. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA. 120 p. ISBN 0-89815-
947-4 [soft cover] Price US$16.95
Ordering information: Ten Speed Press, P.O.Box 7123,
Berkeley, CA 94707
Ten Speed Press published several extraordinary books that are
among my favourites. Arora's "Mushrooms demystified" treats a
serious topic of mushroom taxonomy and identification with a
light style and it is an indispensable guide to mushroom iden-
tification in western parts of North America. Another of my
favourites is the monograph on feline aesthetics, "Why cats
paint," an absurd gallery of paintings done by cats [see BEN #
"The chanterelle book" is yet another outstanding book published
by this Californian publisher. It is an English translation of a
Swedish 1994 publication, translated and adapted for American
audience by Dr. Eric Danell (University in Uppsala), himself an
expert in the research of chanterelle. "In this book, European
and North American chanterelles are discussed from the multiple
perspectives of biology, ecology, geography, culinary science,
culture, and linguistics," wrote the authors in the preface. The
book is loaded with scientific information that is presented a
very readable style. A large portion of the book is a collection
recipes. Try "Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Chanterelles," if you
have a chance.
The illustrations by Bo Mossberg are superb. Each plate depicts
the particular species and gives few hints about its environment
by including details such as pine needles, beech nuts, etc. The
habitat is also illustrated by watercolours of forest interiors.
The only thing I missed in the book is a list of references.
Books are usually cited in the text, but for the journal ar-
ticles (such as how to produce chanterelle fruiting bodies in
the greenhouse) you have to do your own literature search. If
you are interested in chanterelles, you should also read "Can-
tharellus formosus and the Pacific Golden Chanterelle harvest in
western North America" by Scott Redhead, Lorelei L. Norvell, and
Eric Danell, published in Mycotaxon 65(1997): 285-322.
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