Genetics and Genomics of the Brassicaceae / Edition 1

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The Genetics and Genomics of the Brassicaceae provides a review of this important family (commonly termed the mustard family, or Cruciferae). The phylogeny and karyotype evolution of the Brassicaceae are summarised as is the widespread phenomenon of self-incompatibilty. The family contains several cultivated species, including radish, rocket, watercress, wasabi and horseradish, in addition to the vegetable and oil crops of the Brassica genus. There are numerous further species with great potential for exploitation in 21st century agriculture and these opportunities are presented. Detailed descriptions are provided of the genetics of the cultivated Brassica crops, including both the species producing most of the Brassica vegetable crops (B. rapa and B. oleracea) and the principal species producing oilseed crops (B. napus and B. juncea). Important "model" plant species are also found in this family. Most prominent is Arabidopsis thaliana, the first plant species to have its genome sequenced. Natural genetic variation is reviewed for A. thaliana, as are the genetics of the closely related A. lyrata, the genus Capsella and other upcoming models. Sequence-level characterization of the genomes of A. thaliana and B. rapa are presented, along with summaries of comparative studies conducted at both linkage map and sequence level and analysis of the structural and functional evolution of resynthesised polyploids. Genome evolution following polyploidy can be studied particularly well in this family because some species such as B. napus show evidence for multiple rounds of polyploidy during their relatively recent evolution. Interest arising from both the commercial value of crop species of the Brassicaceae and the importance of A. thaliana as a model species, has led to the development of numerous resources to support research some of which are described.

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Professor Ian Bancroft completed his PhD at the University of Lancaster in 1986 and conducted his early postdoctoral research at Michigan State University, studying the genomes of cyanobacteria. He moved to the John Innes Centre in 1989 and has been expanding and applying his genomics expertise, initially in Arabidopsis thaliana, and since 1998 in the cultivated Brassica species.

Renate Schmidt is leader of the group “Genome plasticity” at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben (Germany). She was educated as a molecular geneticist, and her research interests center on comparative genome analysis in the Brassicaceae and transgene expression in plants.

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Table of Contents

1 Phylogeny, Genome, and Karyotype Evolution of Crucifers (Brassicaceae) Martin A. Lysak Marcus A. Koch 1

2 Brassicaceae in Agriculture Suzanne I. Warwick 33

3 The Non-coding Landscape of the Genome of Arabidopsis thaliana Georg Haberer Yu Wang Klaus F.X. Mayer 67

4 Natural Variation in Arabidopsis thaliana Maarten Koornneef Matthieu Reymond Carlos Alonso-Blanco 123

5 Chasing Ghosts: Comparative Mapping in the Brassicaceae Isobel Parkin 153

6 Comparative Genome Analysis at the Sequence Level in the Brassicaceae Chris Town Renate Schmidt Ian Bancroft 171

7 Structural and Functional Evolution of Resynthesized Polyploids J. Chris Pires Robert T. Gaeta 195

8 Genetics of Brassica rapa L. Nirala Ramchiary Yong Pyo Lim 215

9 The Genetics of Brassica oleracea Carlos F. Quiros Mark W. Farnham 261

10 The Genetics of Brassica napus Federico L. Iniguez-Luy Maria L. Federico 291

11 Genetics of Brassica juncea Akshay K. Pradhan Deepak Pental 323

12 Arabidopsis lyrata Genetics Outi Savolainen Helmi Kuittinen 347

13 The Genetics of Capsella Günter Theiβen 373

14 Self-Incompatibility in the Brassicaceae June B. Nasrallah 389

15 Sequencing the Gene Space of Brassica rapa Jeong-Hwan Mun Beom-Seok Park 413

16 Germplasm and Molecular Resources Emma M. Knee Luz Rivero Deborah Crist Erich Grotewold Randy Scholl 437

17 Resources for Metabolomics Christoph Böttcher Edda von Roepenack-Lahaye Dierk Scheel 469

18 Transformation Technology in the Brassicaceae Penny A.C. Sparrow Cassandra M.P. Goldsack Lars Østergaard 505

19 Resources for Reverse Genetics Approaches in Arabidopsis thaliana Bekir Ülker Bernd Weisshaar 527

20 Resources for Reverse Genetics Approaches in Brassica Species Thomas Wood Pauline Stephenson Lars Østergaard 561

21 Bioinformatics Resources for Arabidopsis thaliana Neil Graham Sean May 585

22 Bioinformatics Resources for the Brassica Species Martin Trick 597

23 Perspectives on Genetics and Genomics of the Brassicaceae Renate Schmidt Ian Bancroft 617

Index 633

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