Here's an idea I have been thinking about.
A supply of kanamycin resistant transformants with constitutive reporter
alleles could be very useful for chromosome mechanics. What would be
needed is for everyone to routinely map their 35S-GUS transformants
(usually the controls for other experiments). If we had a supply of
mapped strains (i.e. every arm marked) these might be useful for
many genetic studies. My suggestion is that everyone routinely map
theircontrol transformants, that appear to reside at a single locus.
One of the stock centers being established could then distribute
the collection to interested chromosome manipulaters.