Organisation of the plant genome in chromosomes.

@article{HeslopHarrison2011OrganisationOT,
  title={Organisation of the plant genome in chromosomes.},
  author={J S Heslop-Harrison and Trude Schwarzacher},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={18-33}
}
The plant genome is organized into chromosomes that provide the structure for the genetic linkage groups and allow faithful replication, transcription and transmission of the hereditary information. Genome sizes in plants are remarkably diverse, with a 2350-fold range from 63 to 149,000 Mb, divided into n=2 to n= approximately 600 chromosomes. Despite this huge range, structural features of chromosomes like centromeres, telomeres and chromatin packaging are well-conserved. The smallest genomes… CONTINUE READING
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