Brassica Plants Article

Topics: Brassica, Brassicaceae, Rapeseed Pages: 4 (1325 words) Published: May 12, 2013
Rapid-Cycling Populations of Brassica Author(s): Paul H. Williams and Curtis B. Hill Source: Science, New Series, Vol. 232, No. 4756, (Jun. 13, 1986), pp. 1385-1389 Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science Stable URL: Accessed: 15/07/2008 17:22 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use, available at JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use provides, in part, that unless you have obtained prior permission, you may not download an entire issue of a journal or multiple copies of articles, and you may use content in the JSTOR archive only for your personal, non-commercial use. Please contact the publisher regarding any further use of this work. Publisher contact information may be obtained at Each copy of any part of a JSTOR transmission must contain the same copyright notice that appears on the screen or printed page of such transmission.

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Rapid-Cycling Populations



Rapid-cycling populations of six economically important species in the genus Brassica have unusual potential for resolving many problems in plant biology and for use in education. Rapid-cycling brassicas can produce up to ten generations of seed per year and serve as models for research in genetics, host-parasite relations, molecular biology, cell biology, plant biochemistry, population biology, and plant breeding....
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