YIA: Genomic Analysis of Rice, Sorghum, and Maize
The structure and gene organization of cereal genomes are key to understanding
evolutionary relationships among agronomically important cereal crops.
However, due to the complexity and size of these genomes, a full genomic
sequence may not be available in the near future. In this project, we propose
to create comparative maps using existing data in order to understand the
relationship and organization of genes in rice chromosome 1 with maize and
sorghum. We plan to accomplish this by doing the following:
- Study gene colinearity and movement of orthologous segments between
rice chromosome 1 and maize and sorghum genomes.
- Build a map of orthologous gene segments between rice, maize, and
sorghum genomes using public data sources.
- Select candidate rice genes to use as anchor points to fill in
comparative maps with sorghum and maize.
- Develop a high-resolution comparative map of rice chromsome 1 with
corresponding regions on maize and sorghum.
- Release data publically through Gramene and peer reviewed journals