Brassica : Harvesting the Genome, Diversity and Products
Status of Brassica research programmes around the world
Brassica research is characterised by its diversity of experimental materials, trait biology and end-uses. The common thread is access to well defined genomic resources and close relationship with the model plant Arabidopsis. Throughout the world the research communities comprise public and privately funded programmes, with a long history of interaction and technology transfer between public sector researchers and breeding companies.
The www.brassica.info website has been established as the common portal for compiling information about Brassica species, crop and genome
The genome gateway sites have also been established at http://brassica.bbsrc.ac.uk/ and
The brassica.info e-mail list has been established to encourage communication and discussion amongst the international Brassica research community, and currently has over X members world-wide.
International Brassica meetings (ISHS Symposia on Brassicas) have been held as follows:
1994: Lisbon, Portugal 1994
1997: Rennes, France, 1997
2000: Wellesbourne, UK, 2000
2004: Daejon, Korea, 2004
2008: next meeting planned in Norway, 2006
International Crucifer Genetics Workshops have been held concurrent with these meetings.
In addition, Crucifer Genetics Workshops have been held regularly since ?
1998: Quebec, Canada
2002: Davis, USA
2006: Wageningen, The Netherlands
1999: 10th Rapeseed Congress, Canberra, Australia
2003: 11th Rapeseed Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007: 12th Rapeseed Congress, Wuhan, China
Country by Country:
Draft White Paper for Multinational Brassica Genome Project (MBGP); 12/01/2006