ALBUQUERQUE is now working on the edible fruits of the Amazon, including many legumes. He needs references on edible fruits.
ALONSO-REYES is collecting and isolating Cuban rhizobium strains from soil low in phosphorus. He needs techniques for the identification and preservation of rhizobium isolates.
ARAMBARRI is determining Lotus species from the Mexican flora and continuing to work on the phylogenetic relations of Old World Lotus species. She needs herbarium specimens of L. strigosus, L. strigosus var. hirtellus, and L. strigosus var. tomentellus, and offers seeds of Leucaena leucocephala and Sesbania punicea.
ARONSON is conducting ongoing studies of in situ nitrogen fixation by woody and herbaceous Chilean legumes.
BENNETT is continuing her research on the ecogeography of Medicago and Vicia narbonensis complex using geographical information systems (GIS), her search for climatic homologues with Australia, and her study of genetic variation of naturalized Trifolium glomeratum in Western Australia.
BEYRA-MATOS submitted a manuscript of a taxonomic study for tribe Aeschynomeneae for Cuba in December 1995. It included 7 genera and 35 species with distribution maps, illustrations, descriptions, dichotomous keys, synonymy, and chemical, cytological, palynological, phenological, ecological, and ethnobotanical data. She is now working on a phenetic and phylogenetic study of subtribe Ormocarpinae (Aeschynomeneae) and the foliar and fruit anatomy of the Cuban species of Belairia and Pictetia. She needs fresh and herbarium material of Cuban Fabaceae.
BRIZUELA is working on Prosopis for the "Flora Chaco."
BURGHARDT (New Reader) is working on Prosopis and Phaseolus seed proteins.
CHANDLER is working on Daviesia and Gastrolobium (Mirbelieae) and Fabaceae for ILDIS.
CHEN, Tao, (New Reader) is working on the taxonomy of Asiatic species of Crotalaria and Ormosia. He needs fresh leaves in silica gel of Ormosia species from America and Asia, with vouchers, and offers general collections of Chinese plants.
COMBES needs material of Lathyrus cicera, L. grandiflorus, L. heterophyllus, L. latifolius, L. sativus, L. sylvestris, and L. tuberosus and Phaseolus vulgaris resistant to Acanthoscelides (Bruchidae), and offers accessions of the same species, except L. grandiflorus.
CUBERO is doing chromosome mapping of Cicer arietinum and Vicia faba and is also working on their molecular markers. He needs Vicia bithynica, V. hajastana (=V. anatolica), and V. melanops, and offers wild annuals and cultivated Cicer and wild and cultivated Vicia faba.
DENARIE (New Reader) is studying the Nodulation (Nod) factors that are synthesized by Rhizobium, Bradyrhizobium, Azorhizobium, and Sinorhizobium. Nod factors are lipo-chitooligosaccharide signals that are involved in the specific recognition of the legume host and the induction of nodules. While studying the structure of Nod factors, they have discovered that their structure is related to the taxonomy of the host legume, not to the bacterium. For example, the various rhizobia that nodulate tribes Cicereae, Galegeae, Trifolieae, and Vicieae produce Nod factors which are acylated by specific poly-unsaturated fatty acids. Similar Nod factors are not produced by rhizobia that nodulate legumes which are not derived from putative galegoid ancestors. They want to contact taxonomists who might be interested in exchanging ideas concerning the possibility of using Nod-factor structure to clarify legume taxonomy, especially relationships between the Loteae and the galegoid complex.
DIPAOLA (New Reader) works in the manufacture of nutritional supplements. Alfalfa is grown and processed for its vitamins, and soy proteins are also used.
ESPINOSA-HERNANDEZ is studying the effects of interplanting Lupinus arboreus and Urtica dioica on their growth and acquisition of phosphorus.
GRAVES is evaluating germplasm of Vigna unguiculata (cowpeas) as green manure in the desert agricultural region of southern California. He needs rhizobium inoculants for Hedysarum carnosum, H. flexosum, H. spinosissimum, Medicago noeana, and M. lacinata, and offers seeds of the same species and many others from the Mediterranean region or zone.
GUNN is working on legume seeds and fruits which drift in ocean currents. See KIRKBRIDE.
HU is now working on the molecular phylogenetics of Millettieae, focusing on Millettia. He needs seeds of Millettia and related genera, such as Derris and Lonchocarpus.
JAAKA is continuing isozyme studies among Vigna and Vicia species.
KIRKBRIDE, GUNN, and Anna Weitzman have finished data collection for the third volume on legume fruits and seeds for the genera of Faboideae. They hope to submit the manuscript to the ARS, Technical Editing Unit early next year for publication as a USDA Technical Bulletin. They are also planning on consolidating and updating the data in DELTA format and the illustrations for all three subfamilies and publishing them on a CD-ROM.
LADIPO is collecting annual legume species for short rotation fallow systems in west and central Africa. He needs tropical herbaceous legume species, and offers various west African species for research, including shrubs, trees, and herbs.
LARSEN, Kai, and S.S. LARSEN have completed their revision of Bauhinia for Flora Malesiana, see Ding Hou in Recent Legume Literature. They wish to thank the following herbaria for their collaboration during visits (marked with an asterisk) and/or for the loan of material: A, ABD, AD, B, BM*, BK*, BKF*, BO*, BR, BRI, C*, CAL, CANB, DD, E*, FHO, G*, GB, GH, HBG, IBSC*, K*, KEP*, KLU*, KUN, KYO*, L* LE*, M, MA*, MEL, MO*, MU, NSW, NY, OXF, P*, PE*, PNH, PR, PRC, S*, SAN, SAR, SING*, TI*, U, US, and W.
LAWLOR (New Reader) is working with molecular markers for selection of Cicer arietinum cultivars with Helioverpa resistance and tolerance to low temperature. She will be conducting this work from July 1996 to June 2000.
Maquet, Alain, is studying the phytogeography of American Phaseolus lunatus (lima bean) in the frame work of in situ conservation. He is seeking information on recent Phaseolus germplasm collection and floristic and herbarium data. He is interested in obtaining references on Phaseolus germplasm not available in Europe. His address is: Phytotechnie des Regions Intertropicales, "Agronomie, Economie et Developpement," Faculte Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques, Passage des Desportes, 2, B-5030, Gembloux, Belgique, telephone: 32-81-62-21-14, FAX: 32-81-61-45-44, e-mail: email@example.com.
MENDEZ is doing the varietal and agronomic characterization of Bituminaria bituminosa, "tedera," from the Canary Islands as forage. She needs seeds of B. bituminosa, and offers seeds of leguminous shrubs from the Canary Islands.
Oxford Forestry Institute offers copies of its Annual Report.
Pennington, Terry, has completed his monograph of Inga, and it will shortly be published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
POKLE has started a revision of Alysicarpus using a taxonomic and biosystematic approach. He needs herbarium material of Alysicarpus, especially from Australia, South Africa, tropical America, and Yunnan, China, and he offers herbarium material of Indian legumes, especially Acacia, Caesalpinia, Cassia, Crotalaria, Desmodium, Indigofera, Mimosa, and Tephrosia.
TUCKER is working on convergence in legume flower structure and on developmental timing of floral specializations in Amherstieae/Detarieae and Cercideae. She needs very young bud material, liquid-preserved in formalin-acetic acid-alcohol, Kew mixture, or 70% alcohol, of taxa of Amherstieae/Detarieae that either lack some floral organs (sepals, petals, <10 stamens) usually present in other legumes or have numerous stamens (over 12-13) per flower. All sizes of buds, from youngest tight inflorescences, are needed in the collection, as well as a few open flowers. She offers reprints and can make collections of some native California legumes and introduced Mediterranean, tropical, or subtropical legumes.
QUEIROZ is revising Camptosema (Phaseoleae).
SAVARIMUTHU is working on the biotechnological aspects of insect-seed interactions in pulses.
SCHULTZE-KRAFT is now working on the taxonomy and biogeography of Centrosema, genetic resources and amphicarpy of tropical Fabaceae, and biogeography of Stylosanthes.
SOKOLOFF is now studying the fruit anatomy of Antopetita and Ornithopus and the taxonomy of several genera related to Anthyllis. He needs seeds, fruits, and herbarium material of Coronilleae and Loteae and publications on the taxonomy and fruit morphology of Loteae and related tribes. He offers herbarium specimens of Russian Anthyllis and vascular plants from European Russia, especially from the Murmansk region and Kazelia, and reprints of his publications.
THOTHATHRI is studying the Fabaceae of West Bengal, India. He needs reprints of Asiatic legumes, and offers the same for Asiatic and Indian legumes on their taxonomy, systematics, and revisionary studies.
VANDERBORGHT is maintaining a large collection of wild Phaseolus and Vigna species. He needs and offers material of the same with passport data.
VAN DER MAESEN needs material of Dunbaria and Flemingia.
VIDAL is still doing editorial work on volume 29 of the Flore du Cambodge, du Laos et du Viêtnam which includes Dalbergieae and Millettieae. Publication is expected during 1997.
Weitzman, Anna, see KIRKBRIDE.
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