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Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon.
Nature 463, 763-768 (2010)
Three subfamilies of grasses, the Ehrhartoideae, Panicoideae and Pooideae, provide the bulk of human nutrition and are poised to become major sources of renewable energy. Here we describe the genome sequence of the wild grass Brachypodium distachyon (Brachypodium), which is, to our knowledge, the first member of the Pooideae subfamily to be sequenced. Comparison of the Brachypodium, rice and sorghum genomes shows a precise history of genome evolution across a broad diversity of the grasses, and establishes a template for analysis of the large genomes of economically important pooid grasses such as wheat. The high-quality genome sequence, coupled with ease of cultivation and transformation, small size and rapid life cycle, will help Brachypodium reach its potential as an important model system for developing new energy and food crops.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords agrobacterium-mediated transformation; intraspecies diversity; rice; evolution; wheat; map; arabidopsis; divergence; triticeae; retrotransposons