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Insights into the Bamboo Genome: Syntenic Relationships to Rice and Sorghum

Articles

Journal/Conference:

JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE PLANT BIOLOGY

Language:

English

Author:

Gui YiJie; Zhou Yan; Wang Yu; Wang Sheng; Wang ShengYue; Hu Yan; Bo ShiPing; Chen Huan; Zhou ChangPing; Ma Naixun; Zhang TianZhen

Experts:

Fan LongJiang

Year:

2010

Volume:

52

Issue:

11

Pages:

1008-1015

Bamboo occupies an important phylogenetic node in the grass family and plays a significant role in the forest industry. We produced 1.2 Mb of tetraploid moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens E. Mazel ex H. de Leh.) sequences from 13 bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clones, and these are the largest genomic sequences available so far from the subfamily Bambusoideae. The content of repetitive elements (36.2%) in bamboo is similar to that in rice. Both rice and sorghum exhibit high genomic synteny with bamboo, which suggests that rice and sorghum may be useful as models for decoding Bambusoideae genomes.