J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2010, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (11): 1008-1015.DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7909.2010.00965.x

Special Issue: Rice Genomics and Agriculture

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Insights into the Bamboo Genome: Syntenic Relationships to Rice and Sorghum

Yi-Jie Gui1†, Yan Zhou2,4†, Yu Wang1†, Sheng Wang3, Sheng-Yue Wang4, Yan Hu5, Shi-Ping Bo1, Huan Chen1, Chang-Ping Zhou6, Nai-Xun Ma7, Tian-Zhen Zhang5 and Long-Jiang Fan1*   

  1. 1Institute of Crop Science & Institute of Bioinformatics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China;
    2State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, Department of Microbiology, School of Life Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China;
    3Hangzhou Dianzi University, Xiasha, Hangzhou 310018, China
    4MOST Key Laboratory of Health and Disease Genomics, Chinese National Human Genome Center at Shanghai, Shanghai 201203, China 5National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics and Germplasm Enhancement, Nanjing Agriculture University, Nanjing 210095, China
    6Anji Bamboo Exposition Garden, Anji 313300, China
    7The Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Fuyang 311400, China
  • Received:2010-01-15 Accepted:2010-04-26 Published:2010-07-14
  • About author:These authors contributed equally to this work.
    *Author for correspondence Tel: +86 571 8697 1730; Fax: +86 571 8697 1117; E-mail: fanlj@zju.edu.cn


Bamboo occupies an important phylogenetic node in the grass family and plays a significant role in the forest industry. We produced 1.2 Mb of tetraploid moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens E. Mazel ex H. de Leh.) sequences from 13 bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clones, and these are the largest genomic sequences available so far from the subfamily Bambusoideae. The content of repetitive elements (36.2%) in bamboo is similar to that in rice. Both rice and sorghum exhibit high genomic synteny with bamboo, which suggests that rice and sorghum may be useful as models for decoding Bambusoideae genomes.

Gui YJ, Zhou Y, Wang Y, Wang S, Wang SY, Hu Y, Bo SP, Chen H, Zhou CP, Ma NX, Zhang TZ, Fan LJ (2010) Insights into the bamboo genome: syntenic relationships to rice and sorghum. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 52(11), 1008–1015.

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