Submitted to: Plant Functional Genomic--Grotewold
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/10/2003
Publication Date: 8/15/2003
Citation: Scholl, R.,Sachs, M.M, Ware, D. 2003. Maintaining collections of mutants for plant functional genomics. Journal of Plant Functional Genomics. E. Grotewold, editor. Humana Press. Methods in Molecular Biology. 236:311-326. Interpretive Summary: 1) Rationale: This chapter was written to describe the availability of germplasm resources for genomics research in Arabidopsis, maize, and rice. 2) Accomplishments: Genetic stocks of Arabidopsis, maize and rice are described that can be used as tools in genomics research. 3) Significance: The genetic stocks described will be used as tools by researchers and results from these studies can be used in crop improvement.
Technical Abstract: As the plant genomics era progresses and post-genomic, functional research rapidly expands, varied genetic resources of unprecedented power and scope are being developed. Partially by the mandate of public funding, these resources are being shared via stock centers and private laboratories. The successful initiation of any new research requires that advantage be taken of these stocks. Information on most plant genomic resources can be obtained through simple, yet powerful Web searches, and ordering mechanisms are linked to the information. Hence, locating and obtaining materials is rapid and simple. Currently available genomic resources are described; references, links for Web data and ordering information are also included.