Structure and evolution of cereal genomes

Andrew H Paterson, John E Bowers, Daniel G Peterson, James C Estill, Brad A Chapman
2003 Current Opinion in Genetics and Development  
The cereal species, of central importance to our diet, began to diverge 50-70 million years ago. For the past few thousand years, these species have undergone largely parallel selection regimes associated with domestication and improvement. The rice genome sequence provides a platform for organizing information about diverse cereals, and together with genetic maps and sequence samples from other cereals is yielding new insights into both the shared and the independent dimensions of cereal
more » ... ion. New data and population-based approaches are identifying genes that have been involved in cereal improvement. Reducedrepresentation sequencing promises to accelerate gene discovery in many large-genome cereals, and to better link the under-explored genomes of 'orphan' cereals with state-of-the-art knowledge. Abbreviations BAC bacterial artificial chromosome CBCS Cot-based cloning and sequencing EST expressed sequence tag SNP single-nucleotide polymorphism STS sequence-tagged site Public DNA sequence data for selected cereals. Color-coded curves illustrate the cumulative totals of EST and genomic survey sequence data deposited in GenBank for maize, sorghum, the Triticeae, and rice for the past 5 years in reference to the left axis, and the relative growth of cereal sequence data as a percentage of total GenBank entries in reference to the right axis. Structure and evolution of cereal genomes Paterson,
doi:10.1016/j.gde.2003.10.002 pmid:14638328 fatcat:3kup2mj4analnjdijhsog7qaae