The latest genotype matrix for the Eilenberg-0 (Eil-0) x Loch Ness-0 (Lc-0) recombinant inbred line population can be downloaded as an .xlsx file here.
A root growth QTL gone astray is a germination QTL:
Amélia Amiguet-Vercher, Luca Santuari, Miguel Gonzalez-Guzman, Stephen Depuydt, Pedro L. Rodriguez and Christian S. Hardtke (2014): The IBO germination QTL encodes a phosphatase 2C-related variant with a non-synonymous amino acid change that interferes with abscisic acid signaling. New Phytologist, doi:10.1111/nph.13225.
Rodriguez-Villalon et al. out now in PNAS: “Molecular Genetic Framework for Protophloem Formation“, also made the cover of issue 31 (Vol. 111).
Christian’s talk at the Plant Diversity & Seed Heritage event organized by Swissnex San Francisco can now be viewed online. It starts at about 39 min. into the video (chapter 9) and is preceded by a highly educational talk about crop diversity and biotechnology by agricultural scientist Kent Bradford.