Introduction !

Brassicales

The Brassicales are an order of flowering plants, belonging to the eurosids II group of dicotyledons under the APG II system.One character common to many members of the order is the production of glucosinolate (mustard oil) compounds. Most systems of classification have included this order, although sometimes under the name Capparales (the name chosen depending on which is thought to have priority).Under the Cronquist system, the Brassicales were called the Capparales, and included among the "Dilleniidae". The only families included were the Brassicaceae and Capparaceae (treated as separate families), the Tovariaceae, Resedaceae, and Moringaceae. Other taxa now included here were placed in various other orders.The families Capparaceae and Brassicaceae are closely related. One group, consisting of Cleome and related genera, was traditionally included in the Capparaceae but doing so results in a paraphyletic Capparaceae.Therefore, this group is generally now either included in the Brassicaceae or as its own family, Cleomaceae.

The sequensed genomes in this order:

Aethionema arabicum
Arabidopsis halleri subsp. gemmifera
Arabidopsis lyratta
Arabidopsis thaliana
Arabis alpina
Arabis montbretiana
Arabis nordmanniana
Barbarea vulgaris
Brassica juncea
Brassica napus
Brassica nigra
Brassica oleracea
Brassica rapa
Camelina sativa
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Capsella grandiflora
Capsella orientalis
Capsella rubella
Cardamine hirsuta
Carica papaya
Eutrema salsugineum
Leavenworthia alabamica
Lepidium meyenii
Moringa oleifer
Raphanus raphanistrum
Raphanus sativus
Sisymbrium irio
Tarenaya hassleriana
Thellungiella parvula
Thlaspi arvense