Received Feb 15; Accepted Mar Abstract We have developed experiments and materials to model human genetics using rapid cycling Brassica rapa, also known as Fast Plants.
Learn more about this article Brassica rapa, field mustard, is an herbaceous annual or biennial species in the Brassicaceae the cabbage or mustard family from which various interrelated vegetable varieties have been developed, including turnips, bok choi, pak choi, tat soi which are sometimes referred to as Chinese cabbages, or Chinese white- or Chinese flat cabbages, or celery mustardpak choi sum Chinese flowering cabbageand napa cabbage also called celery cabbage or pe tsaiamong others.
The species is thought to have originated in Europe, with many varieties developed in Asia, but its numerous varieties are now widely cultivated commercially and in home gardens in temperate and north temperate regions throughout the world.
Some varieties have become naturalized and are considered weeds in regions of China and North America. The leaves are large, soft, smooth or soft-hairy leaves, up to 50 cm 20 in long, pinnatifid deeply lobed or lyrate deeply lobed, but with an enlarged terminal lobe and smaller lateral lobeswhich clasp the stem and may form a more or less dense head.
The yellow, four-parted and cross-shaped flowers are small, usually less than 2 cm 0. With a long history of cultivation and diversification into many varieties with numerous and overlapping common names, it can be difficult to ascertain and classify the relationships among species and varieties or subspecies.
These form compact clusters of stems that are not as densely packed as in cabbage heads.
The whole young plants are used for their leafy greens and fleshy green or white stems, either salted and fermented into a pickle known as pak choi can, or cooked in soups, stir-fries, and noodle dishes.
The flowering stems, along with their leaves and buds, are pickled or prepared as a cooked vegetable in numerous Asian dishes. These varieties have a long history of cultivation in China, Japan, and Korea, where they are used in salads, soups, and as a cooked vegetable.
This variety is commonly used to make the traditional Korean fermented cabbage dish, kimchee. Described in Roman accounts dating to B. The young leaves are also used as cooked greens.Description Top of page Abutilon theophrasti is an annual herb, reproducing only by seed.
After germination, a slender taproot elongates into soil with many smaller branches. The stem is erect, m, much branched in the upper part.
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Research Center, Lafayette, LA, , [email protected] ABSTRACT: Each paper must include at least 1 table and 1 figure, ¾ Five minute in-class presentation to be given the week following data collection. Brassica rapa. EXPERIMENTS.
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Each issue of The Plant Journal features a FREE Commentary paper on a selected key article.A selection of the latest ones are below, and all of the previous Research Highlights are available here. The Brassica rapa seeds were planted and observed over time to study the growth rates between a high and low density.
The lower density was expected to have the higher survival and growth rate before starting the experiment.