As this new website maybe of interest to some of our readers, I copy below the announcement I received today by e-mail.
GreetingsIt is with great pleasure that I announce the “going live” of the eXtreme plants website.The impetus for development of the site was discussions at an ISF-BIDR workshop on “Surviving the Extremes” at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in 2015. Specifics were subsequently worked out by Simon Barak (BGU) and John Cheeseman (Illinois).Our hope in doing this project was to provide resources for understanding and exploiting these interesting plants, with particular attention to those with resources at the molecular level.The site is far from complete, in that only a few model systems and species are currently included, but this should be changing on a regular bases. To receive updates as new things are added, you are invited to join the x-list by emailing email@example.com.Of course, everyone who feels s/he has something to contribute is is warmly invited to do so. Just send me an email and we’ll get started.Thanks for your attention and please enjoy the site.John CheesemanSimon Barakps. Please pardon multiple receipts and please pass this on to your colleagues, collaborators, students etc.