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Brassica rapa Research Resources

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View Resource Brassica rapa stock description: Purple anthocyanin, hairy

This is a description sheet (with illustration) for the standard rapid cycling ideotype (RCI) or ideal form for the purple stem phenotype. Traits include high expression of purple anthocyanin, Pan(8), throughout plant; particularly noticeable on the hypocotyl, stem, hydathodes and sepals. Anthocyanin expression is strongly enhanced by environmental factors, e.g. high light and nutrient stress....

View Resource Understanding the Environment

This article provides rich background information about how the three environmental components: !. Physical, 2. Chemical, 3. Biological interact to influence all life processes and systems.

View Resource The Rapid Cycling Brassica Collection Catalog

This catalog from the Rapid Cycling Brassica Collection (RcBC) is for use by researchers. The RcBC was established in 1982 by Paul Williams as a means for distributing seed and information, about various genetic stocks of 6 different species of rapid cycling brassicas. Initially known as the Crucifer Genetics Cooperative (CrGC) the collection now resides under the Wisconsin Fast Plants Program....

View Resource Investigating Plant Physiology with Wisconsin Fast Plants

Download this 17-page booklet with several investigations that can be geared towards middle or high school students. Includes background information to support investigations in three primary areas of plant physiology (how plants function): Nutrition, Tropism, and Hormone Response (using Gibberellic Acid). The nutrition and tropism experiments are particularly relevant for both middle school and...

View Resource Wisconsin Fast Plants Growing Instructions

Written in 1998, this 4-page PDF was developed for teachers and students, planting and growing Wisconsin Fast Plants. Includes basic background information and materials lists, step-by-step planting instructions for a film-can growing system (illustrated) and tending tips. These materials were provided to Carolina Biological and are used as a guide for successfully growing Wisconsin Fast...

View Resource Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa (Wisconsin Fast Plants) Genetic Terminology

This glossary was developed for students, teachers and scientist to help with communication about the genetics of Fast Plants through standardized genetic terminology. The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program follows the standardized rules for the designation of phenotypic and genotypic symbols for Brassica species.

View Resource Fast Plants Care

This four-page handout explains the key steps to follow when caring for Wisconsin Fast Plants (Brassica rapa) throughout their life cycle, from sowing through harvesting seeds. This handout includes information about the materials needed, methods for tending and caring for your plants, and troubleshooting tips.

View Resource Plant Light Box Construction

These instructions describe how to construct a plant light box from two stackable plastic file crates that are cut, lined with aluminum foil and lit with a 40/42-watt CFL bulb. This 3-page document includes a complete materials list and 12-step assembly instructions with photographs that illustrate each step. This light box works well for growing Fast Plants.

View Resource Potting Mix and Fertilizer Shopping List

This pdf document explains key planting mix and fertilizer considerations to take into account when preparing to grow Wisconsin Fast Plants. This document was designed to serve as both a source of information and "shopping list."

View Resource Vegetable Seed Saving Handbook

This Vegetable Seed Saving Handbook online is a great resource for anyone wanting to harvest viable Fast Plants seeds to plant right away (as in selection experiments) or save for future use. Follow the instructions for cabbage family seeds (Brassica raps, in particular). If you're planning on saving your seeds, treat Fast Plants seeds as "desiccation-tolerant" as described here:...

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