brassicaceae

Summary

Summary: A plant family of the order Capparales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida. They are mostly herbaceous plants with peppery-flavored leaves, due to gluconapin (GLUCOSINOLATES) and its hydrolysis product butenylisotrhiocyanate. The family includes many plants of economic importance that have been extensively altered and domesticated by humans. Flowers have 4 petals. Podlike fruits contain a number of seeds. Cress is a general term used for many in the Brassicacea family. Rockcress is usually ARABIS; Bittercress is usually CARDAMINE; Yellowcress is usually RORIPPA; Pennycress is usually THLASPI; Watercress refers to NASTURTIUM; or RORIPPA or TROPAEOLUM; Gardencress refers to LEPIDIUM; Indiancress refers to TROPAEOLUM.

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  1. Hutcheon C, Ditt R, Beilstein M, Comai L, Schroeder J, Goldstein E, et al. Polyploid genome of Camelina sativa revealed by isolation of fatty acid synthesis genes. BMC Plant Biol. 2010;10:233 pubmed publisher
    Camelina sativa, an oilseed crop in the Brassicaceae family, has inspired renewed interest due to its potential for biofuels applications. Little is understood of the nature of the C. sativa genome, however...
  2. Quinn C, Prins C, Freeman J, Gross A, Hantzis L, Reynolds R, et al. Selenium accumulation in flowers and its effects on pollination. New Phytol. 2011;192:727-37 pubmed publisher
    ..This study is the first to shed light on the possible evolutionary cost, through decreased pollen germination in B. juncea, of Se accumulation and has implications for the management of seleniferous areas...
  3. Mühlhausen A, Lenser T, Mummenhoff K, Theißen G. Evidence that an evolutionary transition from dehiscent to indehiscent fruits in Lepidium (Brassicaceae) was caused by a change in the control of valve margin identity genes. Plant J. 2013;73:824-35 pubmed publisher
    In the Brassicaceae, indehiscent fruits evolved from dehiscent fruits several times independently...
  4. Arbona V, Argamasilla R, Gomez Cadenas A. Common and divergent physiological, hormonal and metabolic responses of Arabidopsis thaliana and Thellungiella halophila to water and salt stress. J Plant Physiol. 2010;167:1342-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, data indicated that physiological responses in Arabidopsis are induced after stress imposition through hormonal regulation whereas Thellungiella has a basal metabolic configuration, better prepared to endure environmental cues...
  5. Ploch S, Choi Y, Rost C, Shin H, Schilling E, Thines M. Evolution of diversity in Albugo is driven by high host specificity and multiple speciation events on closely related Brassicaceae. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010;57:812-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Recent phylogenetic analyses have revealed three new species within Albugo parasitic to Brassicaceae, but the overall evolution of these plant pathogens remains poorly understood...
  6. Ding S, Huang C, Sheng H, Song C, Li Y, An L. Effect of inoculation with the endophyte Clavibacter sp. strain Enf12 on chilling tolerance in Chorispora bungeana. Physiol Plant. 2011;141:141-51 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings suggest that Clavibacter sp. strain Enf12 inoculation stimulates the growth of C. bungeana plantlets and improves their tolerance to chilling stress through enhancing the antioxidant defense system...
  7. Busch J, Joly S, Schoen D. Does mate limitation in self-incompatible species promote the evolution of selfing? The case of Leavenworthia alabamica. Evolution. 2010;64:1657-70 pubmed publisher
    ..Although pollinators or resources limit seed production in small glades, limited S-allele diversity does not appear to be a factor promoting the incipient breakdown of SI in populations of this species that were studied...
  8. Graeber K, Linkies A, Muller K, Wunchova A, Rott A, Leubner Metzger G. Cross-species approaches to seed dormancy and germination: conservation and biodiversity of ABA-regulated mechanisms and the Brassicaceae DOG1 genes. Plant Mol Biol. 2010;73:67-87 pubmed publisher
    ..We found orthologs of AtDOG1 in the Brassicaceae relatives L...
  9. Wang Y, Tang Y, Zhang M, Cai F, Qin J, Wang Q, et al. Molecular cloning and functional characterization of a glutathione S-transferase involved in both anthocyanin and proanthocyanidin accumulation in Camelina sativa (Brassicaceae). Genet Mol Res. 2012;11:4711-9 pubmed publisher

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  1. Franzke A, Lysak M, Al Shehbaz I, Koch M, Mummenhoff K. Cabbage family affairs: the evolutionary history of Brassicaceae. Trends Plant Sci. 2011;16:108-16 pubmed publisher
    Life without the mustard family (Brassicaceae) would be a world without many crop species and the model organism Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) that has revolutionized our knowledge in almost every field of modern plant biology...
  2. Bjorkman M, Klingen I, Birch A, Bones A, Bruce T, Johansen T, et al. Phytochemicals of Brassicaceae in plant protection and human health--influences of climate, environment and agronomic practice. Phytochemistry. 2011;72:538-56 pubmed publisher
    ..review, we provide an overview of the role of glucosinolates and other phytochemical compounds present in the Brassicaceae in relation to plant protection and human health...
  3. Dassanayake M, Oh D, Haas J, Hernandez A, Hong H, Ali S, et al. The genome of the extremophile crucifer Thellungiella parvula. Nat Genet. 2011;43:913-8 pubmed publisher
    ..parvula's extremophile lifestyle. Our results provide essential background for developing genomically influenced testable hypotheses for the evolution of environmental stress tolerance...
  4. Hall J, Tisdale T, Donohue K, Wheeler A, Al Yahya M, Kramer E. Convergent evolution of a complex fruit structure in the tribe Brassiceae (Brassicaceae). Am J Bot. 2011;98:1989-2003 pubmed publisher
    ..A prime example is found in the Brassiceae (Brassicaceae), which has many members with segmented or heteroarthrocarpic fruits...
  5. Lee K, Dekkers B, Steinbrecher T, Walsh C, Bacic A, Bentsink L, et al. Distinct cell wall architectures in seed endosperms in representatives of the Brassicaceae and Solanaceae. Plant Physiol. 2012;160:1551-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we examine the cell wall architectures of the endosperms of two related Brassicaceae, Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) and the close relative Lepidium (Lepidium sativum), and that of the ..
  6. Opitz S, Boevé J, Nagy Z, Sonet G, Koch F, Muller C. Host shifts from Lamiales to Brassicaceae in the sawfly genus Athalia. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e33649 pubmed publisher
    ..Several species in the sawfly genus Athalia are important economic pests on Brassicaceae, whereas other Athalia species are specialized on Lamiales...
  7. Pauwels M, Vekemans X, Godé C, Frérot H, Castric V, Saumitou Laprade P. Nuclear and chloroplast DNA phylogeography reveals vicariance among European populations of the model species for the study of metal tolerance, Arabidopsis halleri (Brassicaceae). New Phytol. 2012;193:916-28 pubmed publisher
  8. Capasso R, Aviello G, Romano B, Borrelli F, De Petrocellis L, Di Marzo V, et al. Modulation of mouse gastrointestinal motility by allyl isothiocyanate, a constituent of cruciferous vegetables (Brassicaceae): evidence for TRPA1-independent effects. Br J Pharmacol. 2012;165:1966-1977 pubmed publisher
    Allyl isothiocyanate (AITC, mustard oil), a constituent of many common cruciferous vegetables (Brassicaceae), activates transient receptor potential of ankyrin type-1 (TRPA1) channels, claimed to regulate gastrointestinal contractility...
  9. Lu J, Tan D, Baskin J, Baskin C. Fruit and seed heteromorphism in the cold desert annual ephemeral Diptychocarpus strictus (Brassicaceae) and possible adaptive significance. Ann Bot. 2010;105:999-1014 pubmed publisher
    ..The primary aims of this study were to characterize the morphology and anatomy of fruits and seeds of this species and compare the role of fruit and seed heteromorphism in dispersal and germination...
  10. Sharbel T, Voigt M, Corral J, Galla G, Kumlehn J, Klukas C, et al. Apomictic and sexual ovules of Boechera display heterochronic global gene expression patterns. Plant Cell. 2010;22:655-71 pubmed publisher
  11. Kazachkova Y, Batushansky A, Cisneros A, Tel Zur N, Fait A, Barak S. Growth platform-dependent and -independent phenotypic and metabolic responses of Arabidopsis and its halophytic relative, Eutrema salsugineum, to salt stress. Plant Physiol. 2013;162:1583-98 pubmed publisher
    ..The observation that E. salsugineum maintains salt tolerance despite growth platform-specific phenotypes and metabolic responses suggests a considerable degree of phenotypic and metabolic adaptive plasticity in this extremophile. ..
  12. Opitz S, Jensen S, Muller C. Sequestration of glucosinolates and iridoid glucosides in sawfly species of the genus Athalia and their role in defense against ants. J Chem Ecol. 2010;36:148-57 pubmed publisher
    ..sawfly species of the genus Athalia (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) that feed as larvae either on members of the Brassicaceae or Plantaginaceae were investigated...
  13. Guevara D, Champigny M, Tattersall A, Dedrick J, Wong C, Li Y, et al. Transcriptomic and metabolomic analysis of Yukon Thellungiella plants grown in cabinets and their natural habitat show phenotypic plasticity. BMC Plant Biol. 2012;12:175 pubmed publisher
    ..However, few reports assess the capacity of plants to display stress-responsive traits in natural habitats where concurrent stresses are the norm...
  14. Lelario F, Bianco G, Bufo S, Cataldi T. Establishing the occurrence of major and minor glucosinolates in Brassicaceae by LC-ESI-hybrid linear ion-trap and Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. Phytochemistry. 2012;73:74-83 pubmed publisher
    ..The analysis of Brassicaceae species emphasized the presence of eight minor GLSs, viz...
  15. Anderson L, Cipollini D. Gas exchange, growth, and defense responses of invasive Alliaria petiolata (Brassicaceae) and native Geum vernum (Rosaceae) to elevated atmospheric CO2 and warm spring temperatures. Am J Bot. 2013;100:1544-54 pubmed publisher
  16. Hayward A, Vighnesh G, Delay C, Samian M, Manoli S, Stiller J, et al. Second-generation sequencing for gene discovery in the Brassicaceae. Plant Biotechnol J. 2012;10:750-9 pubmed publisher
    The Brassicaceae contains the most diverse collection of agriculturally important crop species of all plant families...
  17. Joly S, Schoen D. Migration rates, frequency-dependent selection and the self-incompatibility locus in Leavenworthia (brassicaceae). Evolution. 2011;65:2357-69 pubmed publisher
    ..crassa (Brassicaceae)...
  18. Vandepitte K, Honnay O, Mergeay J, Breyne P, Roldan Ruiz I, De Meyer T. SNP discovery using Paired-End RAD-tag sequencing on pooled genomic DNA of Sisymbrium austriacum (Brassicaceae). Mol Ecol Resour. 2013;13:269-75 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition to SNPs, we discovered >600 putative SSR markers...
  19. Huang C, Hung K, Wang W, Ho C, Huang C, Hsu T, et al. Evolutionary rates of commonly used nuclear and organelle markers of Arabidopsis relatives (Brassicaceae). Gene. 2012;499:194-201 pubmed publisher
    ..The estimated substitution rates of these genes can be used as a reference for molecular dating...
  20. Freeman J, Tamaoki M, Stushnoff C, Quinn C, Cappa J, Devonshire J, et al. Molecular mechanisms of selenium tolerance and hyperaccumulation in Stanleya pinnata. Plant Physiol. 2010;153:1630-52 pubmed publisher
    ..for selenium (Se) tolerance and hyperaccumulation were studied in the Se hyperaccumulator Stanleya pinnata (Brassicaceae) by comparing it with the related secondary Se accumulator Stanleya albescens using a combination of ..
  21. Busch A, Horn S, Mühlhausen A, Mummenhoff K, Zachgo S. Corolla monosymmetry: evolution of a morphological novelty in the Brassicaceae family. Mol Biol Evol. 2012;29:1241-54 pubmed publisher
    ..Most monosymmetric taxa are thus dominated by monosymmetric members. However, in the Brassicaceae, only few members develop a monosymmetric corolla with two petal pairs of unequal size, making them an ideal ..
  22. Chantha S, Herman A, Platts A, Vekemans X, Schoen D. Secondary evolution of a self-incompatibility locus in the Brassicaceae genus Leavenworthia. PLoS Biol. 2013;11:e1001560 pubmed publisher
    ..SI has evolved independently in several different flowering plant lineages. In all Brassicaceae species in which the molecular basis of SI has been investigated in detail, the product of the S-locus receptor ..
  23. Graeber K, Linkies A, Wood A, Leubner Metzger G. A guideline to family-wide comparative state-of-the-art quantitative RT-PCR analysis exemplified with a Brassicaceae cross-species seed germination case study. Plant Cell. 2011;23:2045-63 pubmed publisher
    ..identified superior cross-species reference genes may be used for family-wide comparative qRT-PCR analysis of Brassicaceae seed germination...
  24. Opitz S, Mix A, Winde I, Muller C. Desulfation followed by sulfation: metabolism of benzylglucosinolate in Athalia rosae (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae). Chembiochem. 2011;12:1252-7 pubmed publisher
    The sawfly species Athalia rosae (L.) (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) is phytophagous on plants of the family Brassicaceae and thus needs to cope with the plant defence, the glucosinolate-myrosinase system...
  25. Watanabe M, Suwabe K, Suzuki G. Molecular genetics, physiology and biology of self-incompatibility in Brassicaceae. Proc Jpn Acad Ser B Phys Biol Sci. 2012;88:519-35 pubmed
    ..In this review, we describe the molecular mechanisms of SI in Brassicaceae, which have been dissected by genetic, physiological, and biological approaches, and we discuss the future ..
  26. Ma C, Chen H, Xin M, Yang R, Wang X. KGBassembler: a karyotype-based genome assembler for Brassicaceae species. Bioinformatics. 2012;28:3141-3 pubmed publisher
    The Brassicaceae family includes the most important plant model Arabidopsis thaliana and many cruciferous vegetable crops...
  27. Anan Y, Awaya Y, Ogihara Y, Yoshida M, Yawata A, Ogra Y. Comparison in accumulation of lanthanide elements among three Brassicaceae plant sprouts. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2012;89:133-7 pubmed publisher
    Three kinds of sprouts in the Brassicaceae family of plants, namely, pink kale, radish and mustard were evaluated for the possibility of phytoremediation of lanthanides. The mustard sprout more efficiently accumulated lanthanides (e.g. 0...
  28. Chapman L, Goring D. Pollen-pistil interactions regulating successful fertilization in the Brassicaceae. J Exp Bot. 2010;61:1987-99 pubmed publisher
    In the Brassicaceae, the acceptance of compatible pollen and the rejection of self-incompatible pollen by the pistil involves complex molecular communication systems between the pollen grain and the female reproductive structures...
  29. Ivanov R, Fobis Loisy I, Gaude T. When no means no: guide to Brassicaceae self-incompatibility. Trends Plant Sci. 2010;15:387-94 pubmed publisher
    ..In Brassicaceae, recognition specificity is achieved by the interaction of the stigmatic S-RECEPTOR KINASE (SRK) and its ligand ..
  30. Donoghue M, Keshavaiah C, Swamidatta S, Spillane C. Evolutionary origins of Brassicaceae specific genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Evol Biol. 2011;11:47 pubmed publisher
    ..As more genomes are sequenced opportunities for understanding evolutionary origins and functions of lineage-specific genes are increasing...
  31. Jordon Thaden I, Hase I, Al Shehbaz I, Koch M. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the genus Draba (Brassicaceae) and identification of its most closely related genera. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010;55:524-40 pubmed publisher
    ..The compilation of these data indicate that true Draba are highly migrating arctic and higher alpine species that are most often perennial with white petals and n=8 as plesiomorphic characters...
  32. Zhang X, Wang L, Yuan Y, Tian D, Yang S. Rapid copy number expansion and recent recruitment of domains in S-receptor kinase-like genes contribute to the origin of self-incompatibility. FEBS J. 2011;278:4323-37 pubmed publisher
    ..In the Brassicaceae family, the recognition specificity of a self-incompatibility system is achieved by the interaction of the ..
  33. Rushworth C, Song B, Lee C, Mitchell Olds T. Boechera, a model system for ecological genomics. Mol Ecol. 2011;20:4843-57 pubmed publisher
    ..These characteristics, along with the current sequencing of three Boechera species by the Joint Genome Institute, position Boechera as a rapidly advancing system for EEFG studies...
  34. Lovell J. Boechera Summit 2011. Mol Ecol. 2011;20:4840-2 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, I review a 2011 meeting which focused on the systematic, ecological, evolutionary and developmental biology of the ecological model genus Boechera...
  35. Huang C, Chen P, Huang M, Tsou C, Jane W, Huang A. Tandem oleosin genes in a cluster acquired in Brassicaceae created tapetosomes and conferred additive benefit of pollen vigor. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:14480-5 pubmed publisher
    ..In Brassicaceae, a tandem oleosin gene cluster of five to nine paralogs encodes ample tapetum-specific oleosins located in ..
  36. Ito H, Yoshida T, Tsukahara S, Kawabe A. Evolution of the ONSEN retrotransposon family activated upon heat stress in Brassicaceae. Gene. 2013;518:256-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that ONSEN related copies were found in most species of Brassicaceae, forming a cluster with each species in phylogenetic tree...
  37. Wu H, Zhang Z, Wang J, Oh D, Dassanayake M, Liu B, et al. Insights into salt tolerance from the genome of Thellungiella salsuginea. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:12219-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Comparative genomics and experimental analyses identified genes related to cation transport, abscisic acid signaling, and wax production prominent in T. salsuginea as possible contributors to its success in stressful environments...
  38. Hanikenne M, Nouet C. Metal hyperaccumulation and hypertolerance: a model for plant evolutionary genomics. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2011;14:252-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Investigations in this field reveal further the molecular alterations underlying the evolution of natural phenotypic diversity and provide a highly relevant framework for comparative genomics...
  39. Lin H, Moghe G, Ouyang S, Iezzoni A, Shiu S, Gu X, et al. Comparative analyses reveal distinct sets of lineage-specific genes within Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Evol Biol. 2010;10:41 pubmed publisher
    ..While genes conserved among taxa provide insight into the core processes among species, lineage-specific genes provide insights into evolutionary processes and biological functions that are likely clade or species specific...
  40. Tantikanjana T, Nasrallah M, Nasrallah J. Complex networks of self-incompatibility signaling in the Brassicaceae. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2010;13:520-6 pubmed publisher
    The self-pollination barrier of self-incompatibility in the Brassicaceae is based on the activity of a polymorphic stigma receptor and its pollen ligand, whose allele-specific interaction triggers a signaling cascade within the stigma ..
  41. Badenes Pérez F, Reichelt M, Gershenzon J, Heckel D. Phylloplane location of glucosinolates in Barbarea spp. (Brassicaceae) and misleading assessment of host suitability by a specialist herbivore. New Phytol. 2011;189:549-56 pubmed publisher
    Glucosinolates are plant secondary metabolites used in host plant recognition by insects specialized on Brassicaceae, such as the diamondback moth (DBM), Plutella xylostella...
  42. Beilstein M, Nagalingum N, Clements M, Manchester S, Mathews S. Dated molecular phylogenies indicate a Miocene origin for Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:18724-8 pubmed publisher
    ..biology and the first plant to have its entire genome sequenced, belongs to one such group, the plant family Brassicaceae. Thus, the timing of A. thaliana evolution and the history of its genome have been controversial...
  43. Ploch S, Thines M. Obligate biotrophic pathogens of the genus Albugo are widespread as asymptomatic endophytes in natural populations of Brassicaceae. Mol Ecol. 2011;20:3692-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Vertical inheritance of oomycete infections has been reported for several plant pathogens, and it seems likely that in nature this way of transmission plays an important role in the persistence of asymptomatic endophytic Albugo species...
  44. Indriolo E, Tharmapalan P, Wright S, Goring D. The ARC1 E3 ligase gene is frequently deleted in self-compatible Brassicaceae species and has a conserved role in Arabidopsis lyrata self-pollen rejection. Plant Cell. 2012;24:4607-20 pubmed publisher
    ..In the Brassicaceae, the self-incompatibility system is mediated by the pollen S-locus Cys-Rich/S-locus Protein11 (SCR/SP11) ligand ..
  45. Wiszniewski A, Smith S, Bussell J. Conservation of two lineages of peroxisomal (Type I) 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolases in land plants, specialization of the genes in Brassicaceae, and characterization of their expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Exp Bot. 2012;63:6093-103 pubmed publisher
    ..By contrast, analysis of synteny shows that KAT1 arose by duplication of the KAT2 locus. KAT1 is found in the Brassicaceae family, including in the genera Arabidopsis, Capsella, Thellungiella (=Eutrema) and Brassica, but not in the ..
  46. Mithen R, Bennett R, Marquez J. Glucosinolate biochemical diversity and innovation in the Brassicales. Phytochemistry. 2010;71:2074-86 pubmed publisher
    ..These taxa may be productive sources of glucosinolate biosynthetic genes and alleles that are not found in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana...
  47. Herman A, Busch J, Schoen D. Phylogeny of Leavenworthia S-alleles suggests unidirectional mating system evolution and enhanced positive selection following an ancient population bottleneck. Evolution. 2012;66:1849-61 pubmed publisher
    ..mustard species, the bulk of Leavenworthia S-allele sequences are highly diverged from those found in other Brassicaceae and show relatively low levels of nucleotide diversity, a pattern that suggests the common ancestor of the ..
  48. Fulkerson J, Whittall J, Carlson M. Reproductive ecology and severe pollen limitation in the polychromic tundra plant, Parrya nudicaulis (Brassicaceae). PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e32790 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest that pollen limitation in P. nudicaulis may be the result of selection favoring an overproduction of ovules as a bet-hedging strategy in this environmental context of highly variable pollen receipt. ..
  49. Oshima M, Kikuchi R, Imamura J, Handa H. Origin of the CMS gene locus in rapeseed cybrid mitochondria: active and inactive recombination produces the complex CMS gene region in the mitochondrial genomes of Brassicaceae. Genes Genet Syst. 2010;85:311-8 pubmed
    ..We report results indicating that recombination events within the mitochondrial genomes are regulated at the level of specific repeat sequences depending on the cellular environment...
  50. Anderson J, Lee C, Mitchell Olds T. Life-history QTLS and natural selection on flowering time in Boechera stricta, a perennial relative of Arabidopsis. Evolution. 2011;65:771-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, we detected flowering-related QTLs in the field that were absent across the full range of laboratory conditions, thus emphasizing the need to conduct experiments in natural environments...
  51. Lysak M, Mandáková T, LaCombe E. Reciprocal and multi-species chromosome BAC painting in crucifers (Brassicaceae). Cytogenet Genome Res. 2010;129:184-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We argue that multi-species and multi-directional painting will significantly expedite comparative cytogenomics in Brassicaceae and other plant families.
  52. Warthmann N, Das S, Lanz C, Weigel D. Comparative analysis of the MIR319a microRNA locus in Arabidopsis and related Brassicaceae. Mol Biol Evol. 2008;25:892-902 pubmed publisher
    ..genes, we have studied sequence variation in the precursor of miR319a, MIR319a, between species from the Brassicaceae. We compared the genomic context in Arabidopsis thaliana, Arabidopsis halleri, and Capsella rubella, using ..
  53. Popova O, Golldack D. In the halotolerant Lobularia maritima (Brassicaceae) salt adaptation correlates with activation of the vacuolar H(+)-ATPase and the vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter. J Plant Physiol. 2007;164:1278-88 pubmed
    Lobularia maritima (Brassicaceae) is a facultative halophyte related to Arabidopsis thaliana and may be a suitable model to identify molecular mechanisms that regulate tolerance to salt stress in plants...
  54. Couvreur T, Franzke A, Al Shehbaz I, Bakker F, Koch M, Mummenhoff K. Molecular phylogenetics, temporal diversification, and principles of evolution in the mustard family (Brassicaceae). Mol Biol Evol. 2010;27:55-71 pubmed publisher
    b>Brassicaceae is an important family at both the agronomic and scientific level. The family not only includes several model species, but it is also becoming an evolutionary model at the family level...
  55. Alqasoumi S, Al Sohaibani M, Al Howiriny T, Al Yahya M, Rafatullah S. Rocket "Eruca sativa": a salad herb with potential gastric anti-ulcer activity. World J Gastroenterol. 2009;15:1958-65 pubmed
    ..The anti-ulcer effect is possibly through prostaglandin-mediated activity and/or through its anti-secretory and antioxidant properties. ..
  56. Inan G, Zhang Q, Li P, Wang Z, Cao Z, Zhang H, et al. Salt cress. A halophyte and cryophyte Arabidopsis relative model system and its applicability to molecular genetic analyses of growth and development of extremophiles. Plant Physiol. 2004;135:1718-37 pubmed
    ..In addition, the generation of T-DNA-tagged mutant collections of salt cress, already in progress, will open the door to a new era of forward and reverse genetic studies of extremophile plant biology. ..
  57. Gao F, Gao Q, Duan X, Yue G, Yang A, Zhang J. Cloning of an H+-PPase gene from Thellungiella halophila and its heterologous expression to improve tobacco salt tolerance. J Exp Bot. 2006;57:3259-70 pubmed
    ..This result supports the hypothesis that overexpression of H(+)-PPase causes the accumulation of Na(+) in vacuoles instead of in the cytoplasm and avoids the toxicity of excessive Na(+) in plant cells. ..
  58. Lam T, Gallicchio L, Lindsley K, Shiels M, Hammond E, Tao X, et al. Cruciferous vegetable consumption and lung cancer risk: a systematic review. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009;18:184-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Because of a gene-diet interaction, the strongest inverse association was among those with homozygous deletion for GSTM1 and GSTT1. ..
  59. Madejón P, Murillo J, Marañón T, Lepp N. Factors affecting accumulation of thallium and other trace elements in two wild Brassicaceae spontaneously growing on soils contaminated by tailings dam waste. Chemosphere. 2007;67:20-8 pubmed
    ..There are several investigations that report Tl accumulation in plants of the family Brassicaceae. These plants could pose a risk in areas where Tl is present at higher concentrations than normal soils...
  60. Lihová J, Shimizu K, Marhold K. Allopolyploid origin of Cardamine asarifolia (Brassicaceae): incongruence between plastid and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences solved by a single-copy nuclear gene. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2006;39:759-86 pubmed
    ..asarifolia and diploid C. amara. The allohexaploidization and the following hybridization with a diploid species exemplify the ongoing dynamic processes of speciation in the genus Cardamine...
  61. Taji T, Seki M, Satou M, Sakurai T, Kobayashi M, Ishiyama K, et al. Comparative genomics in salt tolerance between Arabidopsis and aRabidopsis-related halophyte salt cress using Arabidopsis microarray. Plant Physiol. 2004;135:1697-709 pubmed
    ..Stress tolerance of salt cress may be due to constitutive overexpression of many genes that function in stress tolerance and that are stress inducible in Arabidopsis...