Germplasm and Molecular Resources

  • Emma M. Knee
  • Luz Rivero
  • Deborah Crist
  • Erich Grotewold
  • Randy Scholl
Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 9)


A wide range of genetic diversity exists in various members of the Brassicaceae, notably in the genera Arabidopsis and Brassica. Comprehensive seed collections include mutants, transgenic lines, chromosomal variants, mapping populations, Targeting Induced Local Lesions in Genomes (TILLING), and natural accessions, collected from the wild. Many molecular resources have been developed and are widely utilized in research. These include expressed sequence tags (ESTs); full length, sequence-validated cDNA clones of many genes; bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries; and vectors with multiple applications. Diverse resources are maintained by numerous institutions and specialized centers. Various public and private databases with comprehensive information about the collections are also available. This chapter focuses on the resources for the members of this family, with emphasis on collections that are publicly available.


Accession Clone collection Diversity fixed foundation set Forward genetic resource Gene bank Genomic library Germplasm collection Mapping population Mutant collection Natural accession Recombinant inbred line Resource Center Reverse genetic resource Seed collection Stock Center Teaching tool 



Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center


Arabidopsis genome initiative


Arabidopsis Genomic RNAi Knock-Out Line Analysis


artificial microRNA


Arabidopsis thaliana integrated database


Bacterial artificial chromosome


Biological Sciences Research Council


Belgian coordinated collections of micro-organisms


Binary BAC


Bioresource Center


Complete Arabidopsis transcriptome microarray


Centre d’Etude du polymorphisme humain




Centre National de Resource Genomique Vegetables


Centre National de Recherche Scientifique


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Clemson University Genome Institute


Diversity fixed foundation sets


Double haploid


Deoxyribonucleic acid


European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources




Expressed sequence tag


European Union genetic resources project


Gene transfer, clone identification, and distribution service


Germplasm resources information network


Gene-specific tag


Horticultural Research International


Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique


Joint Genomes Institute


Munich Information Center for Protein Sequences Arabidopsis thaliana Database


Multinational Brassica genome project


Multinational Brassica rapa genome sequencing project


Material transfer agreement


Nottingham Arabidopsis Resource Center


National Center for Biotechnology Information


Near-Isogenic line


National Plant Germplasm System


Open reading frame


Polymerase chain reaction


Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory


Quantitative trait loci


Recombinant inbred


Recombinant inbred line


Ribonucleic acid


RNA interference


Salk Institute Genomic Analysis Laboratory


Targeting Induced Local Lesions in Genomes


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emma M. Knee
    • 1
  • Luz Rivero
    • 1
  • Deborah Crist
    • 1
  • Erich Grotewold
    • 1
  • Randy Scholl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Cellular and Molecular BiologyArabidopsis Biological Resource Center, The Plant Biotechnology Center, The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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