Plants devote about 10% of their genomes to the construction of a cell wall. Cell Wall Genomics is a resource for plant biologists interested in mutants of cell wall-related genes in Arabidopsis, Rice, and Maize. This resource was developed by scientists at the University of Connecticut, University of Florida, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Click on a hyperlink below to enter one of our 3 web sites or use the navigation bar on the left to find general information about this project, cell wall composition, techniques used in cell-wall biology, and access to pdf files of published cell-wall mutants.
Homozygous T-DNA insertional mutants for more than 1100 genes are being generated at the University
of Wisconsin. Our progress is reported as
well as status of the seed stock availability at the ABRC.
Improvements in primer design are described and
recommended primers for all genes are available.
See our tutorials on how families are annotated, how FTIR data is generated, processed, and evaluated:
Both forward and reverse genetic screens for cell-wall mutants of maize have uncovered candidate insertional mutant lines in the UniformMu population developed at the University of Florida. UniformMu is a large population of pedigreed lines of maize inbred W22 in which Robertson’s Mutator has been introgressed.
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