Brassicales (Mustard)


The eudicot order Brassicales comprises the mustards (Brassicaceae), capers (Capparaceae) and several smaller families, and also includes the genomic model Arabidopsis. The name Capparales is common in older taxonomic literature.

Keywords: arabidopsis; glucosinolates; myrosinase; brassica crops; eudicots

Further Reading

Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (1998) An ordinal classification for the families of flowering plants. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: 531–553.

Arabidopsis Genome Initiative (2000) Analysis of the genome sequence of the flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature 408: 796–815.

Fenwick GR, Heaney RK and Mullin WJ (1983) Glucosinolates and their breakdown products in food and food plants. CRC Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 18: 123–201.

Gandolfo MA, Nixon KC and Crepet WL (1998) A new fossil flower from the Turonian of New Jersey: Dressiantha bicarpellata gen. et sp. nov. (Capparales). American Journal of Botany 85: 964–974.

Louda SM and Mole S (1991) Glucosinolates: chemistry and ecology. In: Rosenthal GA and Berenbaum MR (eds) Herbivores: Their Interactions with Secondary Plant Metabolites, 2nd ed., pp. 124–164. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Rodman JE, Karol KG, Price RA and Sytsma KJ (1996) Molecules, morphology, and Dahlgren's expanded order Capparales. Systematic Botany 21: 289–307.

Rodman JE, Soltis PS, Soltis DE, Sytsma KJ and Karol KG (1998) Parallel evolution of glucosinolate biosynthesis inferred from congruent nuclear and plastid gene phylogenies. American Journal of Botany 85: 997–1006.

Vaughan JG, MacLeod AJ and Jones BMG (eds) (1976) The Biology and Chemistry of the Cruciferae. London: Academic Press.

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Rodman, James Eric(Mar 2002) Brassicales (Mustard). In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003726]