Brassicaceae Material Collection
As more and more taxa of Brassicaceae are becoming models for plant biology (e.g., Koch & German, 2013), availability of relevant material is a matter of increasing importance. The BrassiBase Material Collection (seeds, herbarium specimens, silica-dried leaf material) represent ~ 300 species covering all major evolutionary lineages within the family and about 40 of 52 currently recognized tribes. The accessions are mostly of wild origin and most often genome size and chromosome number data are provided. This resource is available upon indivudal request only.
Free access to and asking for seed/leaf material is restricted to research groups within the DFG priority program SPP1529. Inquiries should be sent via e-mail and regular mail. You will be informed about short-term availability and further details. All stock orders require the acceptance of rules and regulations of CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity). Details can be found here.
We apologize that we cannot serve as a publicly accessible germplasm resource, but we are happy to provide advice and help with further information.
- Koch MA, German DA. 2013. Taxonomy and systematics are key to biological information: Arabidopsis, Eutrema (Thellungiella), Noccaea and Schrenkiella (Brassicaceae) as examples. Front. Plant Sci. 4: e267. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00267
The search field accepts scientific plant names, i. e. names of genera or Brassicaceae tribes.
- Arabideae — will find information about all member genera of tribe Arabideae.
- Arabis — will find information about the genus Arabis.
- Arabis alpina — search results will be limited to the given species only.
After having typed 3 characters, you'll be provided with suggestions from the database.
You can also decide if you want to include synonyms into your search. Registered users can filter their search for the availability of different types of material.