|Blakey, C. Ann - BALL STATE UNIVERSITY|
|Sokolov, Victor - NOVOSIBIRSK APOMIXIS LAB|
|Islam-Faridi, M. Nurul - USDA-FS|
Submitted to: Maydica
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: March 26, 2007
Publication Date: May 1, 2007
Citation: Blakey, C., Costich, D., Sokolov, V., Islam-Faridi, M. 2007. Tripsacum genetics: from observations along a river to molecular genomics. Maydica. 52:81-99. Technical Abstract: A combination review of Tripsacum genetics research and update on current efforts in the field are provided in commemoration of the significant contributions of Dr. Walton C. Galinat to our understanding of this intriguing genus. Tripsacum research has involved many researchers over the years, many of them quite notable. These endeavors cover a wide range of topics, from the earliest discussions of Tripsacum’s role in the evolution of maize to cytological analyses, DNA sequencing, mapping, and now genomics. The review of Russian Tripsacum research, one of the first in English, includes information which has not previously been easily accessible to the Western scientific community. Current investigations on Tripsacum involve researchers in the USA, Mexico, Germany, Africa, and Russia. Our knowledge of this genus is reviewed, from its initial description in the botanical literature of the 17th century to the current state of molecular genomic research.