Physical Mapping of the Arabidopsis thaliana Genome

  • Melanie Stammers
  • Renate Schmidt
  • Caroline Dean
Part of the Stadler Genetics Symposia Series book series (SGSS)


Arabidopsis thaliana has been adopted by the plant community as a model system for studying plants using a molecular approach. Arabidopsis is well suited to conventional genetics because it has a short life cycle, is small and has a prolific seed set (Meyerowitz, 1987). It has one of the smallest known genomes with a remarkably low content of interspersed repetitive DNA (Meyerowitz, 1987; Pruitt and Meyerowitz, 1986) making it eminently suitable for molecular studies.


Arabidopsis Genome Centromeric Heterochromatin Chromosome Walking Arabidopsis Chromosome Columbia Ecotype 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melanie Stammers
    • 1
  • Renate Schmidt
    • 1
  • Caroline Dean
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Genetics, BBSRCJohn Innes CentreNorwichUK

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