Arabidopsis thaliana and its wild relatives: A model system for ecology and evolution

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

The postgenomics era will bring many changes to ecology and evolution. Information about genomic sequence and function provides a new foundation for organismal biology. The crucifer Arabidopsis thaliana and its wild relatives will play an important role in this synthesis of genomics and ecology. We discuss the need for model systems in ecology, the biology and relationships of crucifers, and the molecular resources available for these experiments. The scientific potential of this model system is illustrated by several recent studies in plant-insect interactions, developmental plasticity, comparative genomics and molecular evolution.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mitchell-Olds, T

Published Date

  • December 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 693 - 700

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0169-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0169-5347(01)02291-1

Citation Source

  • Scopus