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Sunflower genetic, genomic and ecological resources.
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PMID:  23039950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Long a major focus of genetic research and breeding, sunflowers (Helianthus) are emerging as an increasingly important experimental system for ecological and evolutionary studies. Here, we review the various attributes of wild and domesticated sunflowers that make them valuable for ecological experimentation and describe the numerous publicly available resources that have enabled rapid advances in ecological and evolutionary genetics. Resources include seed collections available from germplasm centres at the USDA and INRA, genomic and EST sequences, mapping populations, genetic markers, genetic and physical maps and other forward- and reverse-genetic tools. We also discuss some of the key evolutionary, genetic and ecological questions being addressed in sunflowers, as well as gaps in our knowledge and promising areas for future research.
Authors:
Nolan C Kane; John M Burke; Laura Marek; Gerald Seiler; Felicity Vear; Gregory Baute; Steven J Knapp; Patrick Vincourt; Loren H Rieseberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular ecology resources     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1755-0998     ISO Abbreviation:  Mol Ecol Resour     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101465604     Medline TA:  Mol Ecol Resour     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, CB334, Ramaley N395, Boulder, CO, 80309, USA; Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, 3529-6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, British Colombia,, Canada, V6T 1 Z4.
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