Genome Resources

The links below are to genomes of eXtremophyte species in the Brassicaceae.

Arabidopsis arenosa
Tolerant of heat shock and freezing. Collected from a railway line.
Baduel et al. (2016) Plant Physiol. 171: 437-451

Arabidopsis halleri
(additional sequencing)
Metal hyperaccumulator
Briskine et al. (2016) Mol. Ecol. Resour doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12604

Arabis alpina
Alpine plant, putatively tolerant of low temperatures and high irradiance (and UV). This species has its own website.
Lobréaux et al. (2014) Mol. Ecol. Resour. 14: 411-418
Melodelima et al. (2013) Meta Gene 1: 65-75
Willing et al. (2015) 1: Article 14023 

Arabidopsis thaliana
Not an extremophyte

Biscutella didyma
Desert plant and possible metal excluder.
Genome sequencing in progress.

Boechera stricta
Frost tolerant
Heo et al. (2014) Plant Cell Environ. 37, 2459–2469
Windsor et al. (2006) Plant Physiol. 140: 1169-1182

Cakile maritima
Coastal dune halophyte
Debez et al. (2013) Environ. Exp. Bot. 92: 64-72

Caulanthus amplexicaulis
Low nutrients, high nickel and chromium. var. barbarae is found on serpentine soils, var. amplexicaulis is non-serpentine.
Burrell et al. (2012) Amer. J. Bot. 99: 1875-1883 (describes Ni tolerance in var. barbarae)
(no publication on the genome itself)

Diptychocarpus strictus
Found in cold deserts, steppe, hillsides & wastelands at 500-1000 m. in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, SW Asia, SE Europe.
(no publication on the genome itself)

Eutrema salsugineum
(additional sequencing)
Tolerant of salt, boron, heat and low N. For more details…
Wu et al. (2012) PNAS 109(30):12219-11224
Yang et al. (2013) Front. Plant Sci. 4: 46

Isatis tinctoria (raw sequences only)
Putatively tolerant of desert and steppe conditions.
References: none to date.

Schrenkiella parvula
(additional genome sequence)
(additional genome sequence)
(chloroplast genome sequence)
Tolerant of high Na⁺, K⁺, Mg²⁺, Li⁺, and borate. For more details…
Dassanayake et al. (2011) Nat. Genet. 43: 913-918 (Nuclear genome)
He et al. (2016) Mitochondrial DNA. DOI: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1074202 (Chloroplast genome)
Wang et al., (2016) Int. J. Genomics, 2016, Article ID 5283628 (Mitochondrial genome described only)

Stanleya pinnata
A selenium hyperaccumulator.
Freeman et al. (2010) Plant Physiol. 153: 1630-1652 (selenium tolerance)
(no publication on the genome itself)

Thlaspi arvense
Freezing tolerance, moderate salt tolerance
Sharma et al. (2007) Plant Mol. Biol. 63 :171-184
Orsini et al. (2010) J. Exp. Bot. 61: 3787-3798
Dorn et al. (2015) DNA Res. 22: 121-131