Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health

GenomeZipper Report

The GenomeZipper uses a novel approach that incorporates chromosome sorting, second generation sequencing, array hybridization and systematic exploitation of conserved synteny with model grasses. It allows to assign 72% of the estimated 31,008 rye genes to individual chromosomes. The constructed 'zippers' integrate gene indices of rice, sorghum and Brachypodium in a conserved synteny model and assemble 22,426 rye genes in a putative linear order. The GenomeZipper files provide a linear ordered, information-rich scaffold of the rye genome.
Furthermore our results revealed a heterogeneous composition of the rye genome that could be the result of introgressive hybridization and/or several allopolyploidization events.

The Rye GenomeZipper can be downloaded as Excel sheet or can be accessed via the web-based data overview for the individual results for each chromosome and search interface.

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