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A molecular map has been constructed for the rice genome comprised of 726 markers (mainly restriction fragment length polymorphisms; RFLPs). The mapping population was derived from a backcross between cultivated rice, Oryza sativa, and its wild African relative, Oryza longistaminata. The very high level of polymorphism between these species, combined with(More)
Conventionally, the genetics of species of the family Gramineae have been studied separately. Comparative mapping using DNA markers offers a method of combining the research efforts in each species. In this study, we developed consensus maps for members of the Triticeae tribe (Triticum aestivum, T. tauschii, andHordeum spp.) and compared them to rice, maize(More)
The development of RFLP linkage maps in hexaploid and diploid oat allows us to study genetic relationships of these species at the DNA level. In this report, we present the extension of a previously developed diploid oat map (Avena atlantica x A. hirtula) and its molecular-genetic relationships with wheat, rice and maize. Examination of 92–99% of the length(More)
Corn and rice genetic linkage map alignments were extended and refined by the addition of 262 new, reciprocally mapped maize cDNA loci. Twenty chromosomal rearrangements were identified in maize relative to rice and these included telomeric fusions between rice linkage groups, nested insertion of rice linkage groups, intrachromosomal inversions, and a(More)
This paper describes the characterization of Oshox1, a cDNA clone from rice encoding a member of the homeodomain-leucine zipper (HD-Zip) class of putative transcription factors. Oshox1 maps to chromosome 10 and belongs to a family of related rice genes. Two-hybrid assays showed that Oshox1 protein can homodimerize, but can also form heterodimers with an(More)
Although sequences representing members of the phytochrome (phy) family of photoreceptors have been reported in numerous species across the phylogenetic spectrum, relatively few phytochrome genes (PHY) have been fully characterized. Using rice, we have cloned and characterized the first PHYC gene from a monocot. Comparison of genomic and cDNA PHYC sequences(More)
A quantitative trait locus (QTL), dth1.1, was associated with transgressive variation for days to heading in an advanced backcross population derived from the Oryza sativa variety Jefferson and an accession of the wild rice relative Oryza rufipogon. A series of near-isogenic lines (NILs) containing different O. rufipogon introgressions across the target(More)
Increasing food production is essential to meet the demands of a growing human population, with its rising income levels and nutritional expectations. To address the demand, plant breeders seek new sources of genetic variation to enhance the productivity, sustainability and resilience of crop varieties. Here we launch a high-resolution, open-access research(More)
Genotyping by sequencing (GBS) is the latest application of next-generation sequencing protocols for the purposes of discovering and genotyping SNPs in a variety of crop species and populations. Unlike other high-density genotyping technologies which have mainly been applied to general interest “reference” genomes, the low cost of GBS makes it an attractive(More)
 The chromosomal position of Starch Branching Enzyme III (SBEIII) was determined via linkage to RFLP markers on an existing molecular map of rice (Oryza sativa L.). A cDNA of 890 bp was generated using specific PCR primers designed from available SBEIII sequence data and used as a probe in Southern analysis. The SBEIII cDNA hybridized to multiple(More)