Brachypodium distachyon: making hay with a wild grass

Awduron Sefydliadau
Math Erthygl
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)172-177
Nifer y tudalennau6
CyfnodolynTrends in Plant Science
Rhif y cyfnodolyn4
Dangosyddion eitem ddigidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 01 Ebr 2008
Gweld graff cysylltiadau
Fformatau enwi


Brachypodium distachyon is a wild grass with a short life cycle. Although it is related to small grain cereals such as wheat, its genome is only a fraction of the size. A draft genome sequence is currently available, and molecular and genetic tools have been developed for transformation, mutagenesis and gene mapping. Accessions collected from across its ancestral range show a surprising degree of phenotypic variation in many traits, including those implicated in domestication of the cereals. Thus, given its rapid cycling time and ease of cultivation, Brachypodium will be a useful model for investigating problems in grass biology.