Friday, December 14, 2007

List of recently published papers on plant flow cytometry - November

Genome size:

Błocka-Wandas M, Sliwinska E, Grabowska-Joachimiak A, Musial K, Joachimiak AJ. Male gametophyte development and two different DNA classes of pollen grains in Rumex acetosa L., a plant with an XX/XY1Y2 sex chromosome system and a female-biased sex ratio. Sexual Plant Reproduction (2007) 20:171-180

Simonovik B, Ivancic A, Jakse J, Bohanec B. Production and genetic evaluation of interspecific hybrids within the genus Sambucus. Plant Breeding (2007) 126:628-633

Besnard G, Garcia-Verdugo C, Rubio De Casas R, Treier UA, Galland N, Vargas P. Polyploidy in the Olive complex (Olea europaea): evidence from flow cytometry and nuclear microsatellite analyses. Annals of Botany (2008) 101: 25-30

Siljak-Yakovlev S, Stevanovic V, Tomasevic M, Brown SC, Stevanovic B. Genome size variation and polyploidy in the resurrection plant genus Ramonda: Cytogeography of living fossils. Environmental and Experimental Botany (2008) 62:101–112

Ploidy level:
Schönswetter P, Lachmayer M, Lettner C, Prehsler D, Rechnitzer S, Reich DS, Sonnleitner M, Wagner I, Hülber K, Schneeweiss GM, Trávnícek P, Suda J. Sympatric diploid and hexaploid cytotypes of Senecio carniolicus (Asteraceae) in the Eastern Alps are separated along an altitudinal gradient. Journal of Plant Research (2007) 120:721-725

Tiébré MS, Bizoux JP, Hardy OJ, Bailey JP, Mahy G. Hybridization and morphogenetic variation in the invasive alien Fallopia (Polygonaceae) complex in Belgium. American Journal of Botany (2007) 94:1900–1910

Okada T, Catanach AS, Johnson SD, Bicknell RA, Koltunow AM. An Hieracium mutant, loss of apomeiosis 1 ( loa1 ) is defective in the initiation of apomixis. Sexual Plant Reproduction (2007) 20:199-211

Abel S, Becker HC. The effect of autopolyploidy on biomass production in homozygous lines of Brassica rapa and Brassica oleracea. Plant Breeding (2007) 126:642-643

Sheng X, Liu F, Zhu Y, Zhao H, Zhang L, Chen B. Production and analysis of intergeneric somatic hybrids between Brassica oleracea and Matthiola incana. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (2008) 92:55-62

Kao RH. Origins and widespread distribution of co-existing polyploids in Arnica cordifolia (Asteraceae). Annals of Botany (2008) 101:145–152

Mráz P, Singliarová B, Urfus T, Krahulec F. Cytogeography of Pilosella officinarum (Compositae): altitudinal and longitudinal differences in ploidy level distribution in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and the general pattern in Europe. Annals of Botany (2008) 101:59-71

Monday, December 10, 2007

European Cytometry Network meeting

Last October during the DGfZ meeting, the Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory at EMBL Heidelberg has proposed to form an European network of Cytometrists with the aim of close co-operation between different cytometry Societies, Organisations and Laboratories within Europe. More specifically the goals of these network will focus on education, on the promotion of cytometry techniques and on the support of local and regional meetings. You can have a look at the poster that was presented in the DGfZ meeting in here.

For discussing such a network the FCC Laboratory is organizing a meeting to take place at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany on the 28th and 29th of February 2008. Please head to their webpage for more details.

We have just been invited by Andy Riddell to present a talk about plant flow cytometry in the meeting, which is quite an honour for us. As soon as we have more details we will give further news in the blog and forum.

A special acknowledgement to Andy Riddell for all his efforts.