Rice--the pivotal genome in cereal comparative genetics.

  title={Rice--the pivotal genome in cereal comparative genetics.},
  author={Michael D. Gale and Graham Moore and Katrien M. Devos},
  journal={Novartis Foundation symposium},
  pages={46-53; discussion 53-8}
Over the past 15 years rice has been the focus of intense co-ordinated research activity to apply the new molecular biology to this key staple. The fact that rice has a small tractable genome and the development of genetic and genomic tools not available in any other cereal have now ensured the promotion of rice as a favoured research target. However the discovery that gene content and gene order--genome colinearity--have been maintained among all the Poaceae family for some 60 million years of… CONTINUE READING