J C Glaszmann

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Sugarcane cultivars are polyploid, aneuploid, interspecific hybrids between the domesticated species Saccharum officinarum and the wild relative S. spontaneum. Cultivar chromosome numbers range from 100 to 130 with approximately 10% contributed by S. spontaneum. We have undertaken a mapping study on the progeny of a selfed cultivar, R570, to analyze this(More)
Modern sugarcane varieties are complex aneuploids and typically have chromosome numbers in the 100-125 range with about 5-10% of them contributed by wild relatives, mainly Saccharum spontaneum, and the rest by S. officinarum. This particular genomic constitution was found favorable for mapping the S. spontaneum genome, using maize as a diploid reference for(More)
EaCIR1, a 371-bp Erianthus-specific satellite DNA sequence, was cloned from TaqI restricted genomic DNA after agarose-gel electrophoresis. This sequence has 77% homology with a 365-bp satellite of Helictotrichon convolutum and 72% homology with a 353-bp tandem repeat sequence from Oryza sativa. PCR primers defined in the conserved regions of these(More)
The diversity of rDNA spacer length (IGS) of 107 wild and cultivated clones of banana belonging to different genetic groups, was studied using a sulphonated wheat rDNA probe. The length of the rDNA unit was between 10 and 12.6 kb and was highly variable. Fifteen different types of IGS could be observed. IGS diversity within the acuminata complex was greater(More)
Sorghum has shown the adaptability necessary to sustain its improvement during time and geographical extension despite a genetic foundation constricted by domestication bottlenecks. Initially domesticated in the northeastern part of sub-Saharan Africa several millenia ago, sorghum quickly spread throughout Africa, and to Asia. We performed phylogeographic(More)
Chromosome pairing at meiosis is an essential feature in cell biology, which determines trait inheritance and species evolution. Complex polyploids may display diverse pairing affinities and offer favorable situations for studying meiosis. The genus Saccharum encompasses diverse forms of polyploids with predominantly bivalent pairing. We have focused on a(More)
Comparative mapping within the tribe Andropogoneae has recently progressed with the development of mapped maize genomic probes that can be used for sorghum and sugar cane genomes. In the present study, data from previous reports were used to locate various linkage groups of sugar cane and sorghum on the genomic map of maize. Syntenic genome regions in the(More)
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