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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-43350

The International Brachypodium Initiative, including the following authors; Vogel, J P; Wicker, T; Buchmann, J P (2010). Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Nature, 463(7282):763-768.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Functional Genomics Center Zurich
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Plant Biology
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
580 Plants (Botany)
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:26 Jan 2011 13:31
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 23:41
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:0028-0836
Publisher DOI:10.1038/nature08747
PubMed ID:20148030
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 425
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