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At the AOWC meeting in 2014, it was decided that the Nomenclature Committee would serve the oat research community better by becoming a part of the IOC. This change was agreed upon at the 2016 IOC meeting. The current membership of the Nomenclature Committee (IONC) is listed here. A page has been set up on GrainGenes to host official communications.


Lists of oat genes

Simons, M.D., Martens, J.W., McKenzie, R.I.H., Nishiyama, I., Sadanaga, K., Sebesta, J., and Thomas, H. (1978) Oats: a standardized system of nomenclature for genes and chromosomes and catalog of genes governing characters. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. USDA Agric. Handb. 408.

Simons, M.D., Zillinsky, F.J., and Jensen, N.F. (1966) A standardized system of nomenclature for genes governing characters of oats. USDA, ARS Bull. 34-85, 22 pp..


Oat gene mapping and sequencing


Some resources concerning DSI (Digital Sequencing Information) and its use in the context of the CBD and ITPGRFA


(Other information can be found in the "Oat Newsletter Archives" and more recent Research Report sections, as well as in the "Historical Documents" section)